Jewish Community in USA “Stands With the Iranian People”
Arthur Stark, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, last week issued a statement of solidarity with the Iranian people protesting against the regime. "The brutal treatment of innocent Iranians in recent days is unacceptable and must be forcefully condemned by the international community and all who value human and civil rights." The people of Iran began protesting this month after the IRGC admitted that it downed Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, killing all 176 people on board, many of them Iranians. "The violent crackdown aimed at silencing the legitimate grievances of a proud people demonstrates the regime’s ruthless disregard for the well-being of its citizens. This follows a similar brutal response to protests that took such a heavy toll in human life several weeks ago," Stark and Hoenlein wrote. Iranian supreme leader Khamenei ordered his security apparatus to put down at all cost the protest that engulfed Iran in November 2019, which led to the killing of 1500 demonstrators and the injuring and arrests of thousands. (J. Post)
Pray that the stronghold of evil will be broken over the Iranian people and that a new reality of freedom and abundant life will emerge in their country. Iranians, while driven in part by economic concerns, are also protesting against the lies and tyranny of their oppressive, Islamist government.