A Jewish man dating the daughter of a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard was murdered, an Israeli television station reported.
Daniel Magrufta, 24, the son of a well-known Iranian businessman and a member of one of the wealthiest Jewish families in Iran, was killed last week in Tehran, Israel's Channel 2 reported Wednesday.
The Jewish community reportedly believes he was murdered because of his relationship with the Iranian woman, but Iranian authorities say he was killed during a robbery.
A Jewish woman in the central Iranian city of Isfahan was murdered in what her family is calling a religiously motivated attack, Israeli media are reporting.
The woman, 57, was murdered in her home and her body was mutilated on Nov. 26, according to the reports.
School days can be stressful enough. In Iran it is a challenging experience in more ways than usual for a Jewish teenager.
At a recent ISEF luncheon at Sotheby’s in New York, to raise scholarship funds for needy students in Israel, Roya Hakakian recounted growing up in Iran after the 1979 revolution.
For a Christian, Jew or Zoroastrian there was constant pressure at school to convert. Roya could not evade such pressure, even though she went to a Hebrew day school.
One day her class was called to assemble in the basement near the cafeteria.
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