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Why Iranians don’t hate Israel

1 September 2023

10:03 PM

1 September 2023

10:03 PM

One is an oppressive regime that guns down its own people, promotes a radical Islamist theology and hangs gay people from cranes. The other is a liberal democracy that protects the rights of minorities, upholds the freedoms of speech and assembly, and grants equality to women and gay people.

Yet when weightlifters from the two countries shook hands after a tournament, it was the oppressive regime that reacted with fury.

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