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'All the Jews there live in fear that their telephones are tapped'

Iranian Jews view Iran as their home, and they can practice their religion freely • Most belong to the upper class, so they are not as affected by the economic sanctions  • But there is suspicion and fear too, since Big Brother is always watching.

Bat-Hen Epstein Elias

“There are religious and political freedoms, but not social freedom,” says one Iranian Jew in his fifties.
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A synagogue in Tehran. Jewish presence in the Islamic republic dates back hundreds of years.
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The tomb of the prophet Daniel, south of Tehran in Shush (ancient Susa), attracts Jews and Muslims alike.
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Merchants in Tehran's Bazaar, or open market, staged protests against the regime's mishandling of the economy. "High prices make it difficult to buy chicken, bread and eggs," says one expatriate who is in touch with the locals.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently told Western media that Iran's Jews are safe, making a distinction between Jews and Zionists.
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