Very "Distant," Indeed, Akiva Eldar! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Shahrokh Bani-Sadr
    • 10.07.06 | 14:02 (IDT)

    "The 'spontaneous demonstrations' against Israel all over Iran, reknown for its freedom of expression, do not testify to any great concern for the fate of distant Arab relatives." - Akiva Eldar Eldar should do some homework before making such an ignorant statement. Although 98% of Iranians are Shia and Sunni Muslims - the common connection with Muslim Arabs? - only 3% of the Iranian population is, in fact, Arab, whereas Persians and Azeris comprise 75% of the Iranian population.

    from the article: Between cease-fire and flame-fanning
    First published 00:00 10.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 10.07.06
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