Levin: Ahmedinejad’s dreams of Ancient Persia


The ancient Persians twice invaded Palestine and also occupied Egypt. President Ahmedinejad is not the only one dreaming of a return to Iran’s glorious past. Less extremist sections of Iranian politics also nourish this aspiration: and the West seems unaware of it, says Ariye Levin, who was Israel’s ambassador to Teheran for many years.

The ancient Persians twice invaded Palestine and also occupied Egypt. President Ahmedinejad is not the only one dreaming of a return to Iran’s glorious past. Less extremist sections of Iranian politics also nourish this aspiration: and the West seems unaware of it, says Ariye Levin, who was Israel’s ambassador to Teheran for many years.

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