The Shia Revival
Reza Aslan, CFR's adjunct senior fellow, leads a conversation on Iran and its role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
CFR Senior Fellow Ray Takeyh leads a conversation on Iran's internal power structure and the country's foreign policy under the new president, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
"Of the approximately hundred thousand Jews in Iran at the time of the revolution, only twenty thousand remain. They…no longer felt welcome in their homeland. Today, despite promises by the new president, Hassan Rouhani, to protect the freedom of ethnic and religious minorities (and the appointment of an aide to focus on their affairs), the persecution continues."