This article first appeared on the Christian Today Website

I don’t think I have ever met an Iranian who was not highly intelligent, good looking and sophisticated.

That’s probably because most of the Iranians I meet are students. Be that as it may, Iran is a fascinating culture dating back to the days of the Persian Empire and right up to the modern Islamic Republic. With a population of over 80 million and an Iranian diaspora of some 4-5 million, what happens in Iran is important not just for the surrounding region, including Israel, but also for the whole world.

ReutersPeople protest in Tehran, Iran December 30, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media.

So it was very interesting that as we entered the New Year word came through of protests taking place in 30 cities in Iran, including the capital Tehran. Could this be the Iranian…

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