I slept about all day today, because I really had much too much alcohol on Saturday night -
I felt all burnt out & low down today & the best receipt to get better is to sleep on & on as long as possible & lazy Sunday gives that opportunity -
but I had an invitation from my Iranian friend Ghasem for this evening - & even if I didn't feel like having straining conversation I really had to go there, because I had already called off his invitation last week & the week before..
Well I was not very talkative, but somehow I survived the evening & I avoided too much political discussion, which unavoidable we're discharging into, if we are together for more than an hour - my brain hadn't recovered yet to have a real intellectual fight (which usually I don't evade), but of course we easily found some points we are disagreeing about. - Because I didn't really wanted an over heated discussion I always changed the theme if I felt the discussion would boil up - I'm very good in changing the theme anyway..
One of our themes was about Lebanon, the demonstrations of Hezbollah against the government etc. - Ghasem, who knows how much I hate those God warriors of Hezbollah emphasized that there were also Christian & Jewish groups demonstrating side on side with Hezbollah -
Hm - Lebanese Jews side on side with Hezbollah? - I told Ghasem that there live about no Jews in Lebanon anymore, like in a lot of Arabic states. - He didn't believe me - so we want to his PC & I wanted to show him a sheet of numbers how much Jews had left or mainly were expelled from different Arabian states. - I remember that Esra'a of www.mideastyouth.com had last year written about it. - But where?
I couldn't find it so quickly - so I went to the second site of mideastyouth www.mefaith.com - I knew I had read about the expulsion of Jews in one of the connected sites - but where? -
After our quick search got tedious I told him, that I'd find it at home & send him the numbers with the link later via e-mail, which just now I did -
& Yes - this article with the Jewish Exodus table of Arabia was already in August 2006 in mideast blog - no wonder I couldn't find it so quickly - see here:
"in the days and months before the revolution in Iran, tens of thousands of Jews left Iran. Now there are about 30,000 Jews in Iran: the largest Jewish population in the Islamic world. I think there were 250,000 earlier"
because he always stresses what a good & well respected life Jews in Iran have. - Of course they have, but they have to be very cautios to be not confused with Zionists - Anti-Zionism & Anti-Semitism are sometimes very close together & the boarders are floating..