Jews have lived in Persia for nearly 3,000 years. Their current status, according to Wikipedia (here), is as follows:
Iran’s Jewish community is officially recognized as a religious minority group by the government, and … they are allocated one seat in the Iranian Parliament. Ciamak Moresadegh is the current Jewish member of the parliament, replacing Maurice Motamed in the 2008 election. In 2000, former Jewish MP Manuchehr Eliasi estimated that at that time there were still 60,000–85,000 Jews in Iran; most other sources put the figure at 25,000.The United States State Department estimated the number of Jews in Iran at 20,000–25,000 as of 2009.
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