The Amalek, according to the bible, were another semitic tribe (Hittites?); Esther married the Persian King (Xerxes?). Persians were strong and benevolent rulers, but suffered corruption under Darius, when their empire started to crumble. The Bible said? then came the Greeks (end of the Persians) and it sounded like the Jews were sorry???
Egypt to hold parliamentary election in 2 phases starting Oct 18-19 (Reuters)
from the article: This Purim, I'm lifting a glass to Iran