Its not easy being an Iranian – Israeli. To many of us, Iran and Israel are like our parents. So when you see your parents fight, you always suffer. And we have been suffering for the last 34 years.
But there are also positive aspects, especially about how we have held on to our culture and identity, despite the fact that we can’t go back to Iran. How we long for the land of Iran, especially its people and its culture which we also consider as part of us. As part of one body and one soul. As Iranian – Israelis, you can never take Iran or Israel out of us.
The Iranian – Dutch filmmaker Bahram Sadeghi recently came to Israel and made a documentary about Iranian – Israelis. It was aired on Dutch Television on November 17th.
It addresses our experiences, aspirations and fears. This documentary has to be one of the best documentaries made about our community. I highly recommend it. Please share with family and friends.
(With subtitles in English)