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The cartoon storm • The Jewish community against Iran: "Are the rabbis spies?" - Walla! Judaism

2023-02-06T09:01:40.770Z


The Jewish communities in Azerbaijan support their country's diplomatic connection with Israel and reject the Iranian claims


The cartoon mocking Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev that was published in the Iranian press (photo: from the newspaper "Javan" in Iran)

The rapprochement between Israel and Azerbaijan continues to anger Iran.

The result: accusations against the large Jewish community in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

At the end of the week, the Iranian press published a cartoon mocking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, following the rapprochement between the countries in recent weeks.



In the body of the article published in the newspaper "Javan" located in Tehran, the capital of Iran, the Iranians also blamed the Jewish communities in Azerbaijan and claimed that "the rabbis who come to the communities from Israel are actually spies who came from Israel to spy against Iran", it was also claimed that all the Israeli businessmen who come to Azerbaijan N - they are spies.



The Jewish communities in Azerbaijan did not like the Iranian accusations and reacted harshly.

In his remarks to rabbis and businessmen, Yevgeny Berneisen - Vice Chairman of the European Jewish Community in Baku said in response that "an attempt to present the Jews who come to Azerbaijan - businessmen, tourists, rabbis - as "spies" is complete nonsense. Yes, many Israelis and Jews People from all over the world fly to Azerbaijan, which has always been famous for its warm attitude towards Jews. Are rabbis spies? A rabbi from Montenegro visited us this week, is he also a spy? Montenegrin?", she wondered.



According to him: "It is understandable that the Iranian authorities, where popular discontent has been raging in recent months, are trying to find ways to divert attention to another issue, but this is simply stupid. Such statements and cartoons were clearly created only for "internal use" in Iran itself," Berneisen added.



A member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Azeri Parliament, Rasim Musavkov, also commented on the Iranian accusations against the rabbis in Azerbaijan and said that "the Iranians do not hesitate in any way to slander and incite wild incitement, even against rabbis. The Iranian line proves how necessary and important the connection with Israel is," he added.

Aryeh Zamir, submitted on behalf of Shoba Israel

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