Jun 25 2009

Israel: Sympathy for Iranians swells, solidarity gatherings planned

Published by Editor at 12:02 pm under University in the Media

June 22, 2009  Los Angeles Times

Demonstrators in Iran are clamoring for stronger statements from the West, in particular from the U.S. Netanyahu has said he doesn’t intend to second-guess the U.S. president, but others in Israel are critical of President Obama’s comments, which so far have been reserved. Obviously this reservation doesn’t serve the maybe-revolutionaries, but it doesn’t serve U.S. interests either, says Soli Shahvar, the Iranian-born director of Haifa University’s Ezri Center for Iran and  Persian Gulf Studies.

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