How do you spell survival?
Of course they aren’t going to admit their fellow Jews escaped. If they did admit it, or if they (even secretly) showed some sympathy for the idea that their fellow Jews escaped, they would put themselves, their families, and their community in danger.
Let’s all pretend we believe them, OK? Sometimes the truth is not the most important thing.
By ANDY SOLTIS
December 27, 2007 -- Jewish leaders in Tehran said yesterday that reports of 40 Iranian Jews secretly fleeing to Israel in a dramatic exodus are "an outright lie."
Ciamak Mosathegh, head of the Tehran Jewish Committee, said the reason Israeli media did not show the faces of 40 immigrants when they arrived Tuesday is that there were no Iranians.
"This is a misinformation campaign, a campaign of lies against Iran and its Jewish community," he said.
He was reacting to Israeli and Western news reports of how 40 Iranian Jews abandoned their homes and belongings and slipped into a third country before they arrived at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport at the end of a covert, year-long operation.
Iranian news media carried a statement yesterday by Mosathegh and Maurice Mo'atamad, the Jewish representative in the Iranian parliament, in which they denied Jews are mistreated in Iran.
With Post Wire Services