PHOTO: Israelis demonstrate in support of Iranians rising up against their fanatical regime in November 2019.
While the Iranian regime continues to paint Israel as a “cancerous growth” that must be cut out of the Middle East, an increasing number of Iranian citizens are seeking asylum under the dreaded “Zionists.”
Giving the lie to their own leaders’ proclamations regarding the Jewish state, thousands of Iranians every month are turning to Israeli officials on social media in hopes of escaping the Islamic Republic.
Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains Facebook and Twitter accounts in Farsi, which are followed by large numbers of Iranians.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic and rising tensions between Iran and Israel, many are desperate to flee and see the Jewish state as the only genuinely safe place in the region.
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“I am often put in jail for political reasons and I would like to escape this slow death. Israel is my dream,” wrote one Iranian man, who said that the ayatollahs had put two of his uncles to death for their political views.
“Since the coronavirus started, the number of Iranians who get in touch with us has dramatically increased,” Yiftah Curiel, head of the Foreign Ministry’s department for digital diplomacy, told The Times of Israel.
Sharona Avginsaz, who runs the Farsi social media pages for the Foreign Ministry, added in remarks to Ynet: “I had been answering each and every request personally but have not been able to keep up recently. We have no way of helping these people.”