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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #165 on: November 24, 2015, 11:25:02 PM »
i know an Iranian Persian fellow who lives in the states now and has family back in Iran. his brother was drafted into the army and was told that he could buy his way out for a couple thousand dollars and had 10 days to make a payment. ever heard of such a thing?!

Yes, I know people there and you can buy your way out of the army.  it's an official thing.  Also there are kosher restaurants, Jewish simcha halls and other open aspects of Jewish life.  There is anti-semitism for sure but ironically the Jews may be safer there now than in Europe...they don't have to have armed guards in front of their synagogues in Iran!

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #166 on: November 25, 2015, 12:26:33 AM »

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #167 on: November 26, 2015, 09:32:48 PM »
Crazy as this sounds, Iran is actually a pretty safe place for a tourist.

One of the few places on earth where being a member of the Press is more dangerous

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #168 on: November 26, 2015, 09:42:54 PM »
Crazy as this sounds, Iran is actually a pretty safe place for a tourist.

One of the few places on earth where being a member of the Press is more dangerous
Besides that tourist occasionally get arrested and accused of being a spy.

The State Department warns

U.S. citizens may be subject to harassment or arrest while traveling or residing in Iran.


http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/iran-travel-warning.html

Traveling to Iran is one of those type of things i do but wouldn't recommend anyone to try.

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #169 on: November 27, 2015, 09:58:17 AM »
Besides that tourist occasionally get arrested and accused of being a spy.

The State Department warns

U.S. citizens may be subject to harassment or arrest while traveling or residing in Iran.


http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/iran-travel-warning.html

Traveling to Iran is one of those type of things i do but wouldn't recommend anyone to try.

Not to take away from the adventure of your trip (nor am I recommending it either), but they issue lots of similar warnings and we tend to ignore them.

The tourists who have been arrested have not been on a casual tour of Tehran, Shiraz etc

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #170 on: December 08, 2015, 12:53:07 PM »

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #171 on: December 08, 2015, 12:54:09 PM »
This picture says it all, Yechi Yarmulka in Iran LOL:

« Last Edit: December 08, 2015, 12:57:17 PM by ual902 »

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #172 on: February 15, 2016, 08:43:49 PM »
Someone who studied the Middle East well, told me that the most democratic country in the Middle East is Israel, the second most democratic country in the  Middle East is Iran.  He tells me I know it sounds very funny to you but that's the fact.
money doesn't talk......      it SCREAMS !

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #173 on: February 15, 2016, 08:44:41 PM »
Someone who studied the Middle East well, told me that the most democratic country in the Middle East is Israel, the second most democratic country in the  Middle East is Iran.  He tells me I know it sounds very funny to you but that's the fact.
Agree

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #174 on: February 15, 2016, 08:47:37 PM »
Someone who studied the Middle East well, told me that the most democratic country in the Middle East is Israel, the second most democratic country in the  Middle East is Iran.  He tells me I know it sounds very funny to you but that's the fact.
The soft bigotry of low expectations
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used to start a religious discussion.

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #175 on: February 16, 2016, 12:02:04 AM »
The soft bigotry of low expectations
Explain.
money doesn't talk......      it SCREAMS !

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #176 on: February 16, 2016, 12:20:39 AM »
Explain.

Everyone else is so bad that Iran is considered good

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #177 on: April 27, 2016, 01:18:53 AM »
There is no master thread for ran so ill post here:
Photos: First five-star train launched between Tehran and Shiraz

http://realiran.org/photos-first-five-star-train-launched-between-tehran-and-shiraz/

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #178 on: April 27, 2016, 02:08:33 AM »
There is no master thread for ran so ill post here:
Photos: First five-star train launched between Tehran and Shiraz

http://realiran.org/photos-first-five-star-train-launched-between-tehran-and-shiraz/
Doesn't look luxurious, looks like a regular sleeper car. And it's kind of random.

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Re: Hershel's TR To Iran
« Reply #179 on: September 11, 2016, 10:50:44 PM »
Interesting article about a visit to Iran, kinda like a trip report:

http://www.thetower.org/article/the-silent-scream-of-irans-jews/