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Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Austrian rabbi calls Iran the best model for human rights for children
Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN - Rabbi Moishe Arye Friedman of Austria has said Iran is the best model for human rights for children.
Rabbi Friedman, who is the chief rabbi of the Orthodox Anti-Zionist Society of Austria, his wife Lea, and six of their seven children returned to their home in Vienna, Austria on Thursday after almost two months in Iran.
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad warmly welcomed them after the Friday Prayers of Quds Day (October 5) and said he would join them in prayers and celebrations in Beit-ul-Moqaddas (Jerusalem) when it is liberated from Zionism and the Zionist regime.
In addition, the Friedmans met some of Iran’s religious leaders.
The family also took part in many religious ceremonies and events at Iran’s Jewish synagogues and schools.
They have said that there is no place in the world where Jews have so much freedom to practice their religion, adding that Iran’s Jews also enjoy all the other advantages of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The also visited the tombs of Mordechai and Esther in Hamedan.
Before coming to Iran, Rabbi Friedman’s children were attacked by Zionist elements in Austria and Britain in retaliation for the fact that the rabbi had attended the Tehran Holocaust Conference in December 2006.
His children required hospitalization after the attacks. They were also expelled from school in Vienna, kidnapped in London, and illegally imprisoned and tortured in Vienna.
The Friedmans say all this was the work of Mossad agents of the Israeli embassies in Vienna and London.
The family expressed gratitude to the Austrian Supreme Court for their efforts to ensure their children could return to school and to prosecute the culprits, but added that the justice minister and other Austrian politicians beholden to Israel and the Zionist World Jewish Congress are hindering implementation of the court orders.
The Friedman family said European countries should implement their laws on the human rights of children in their own lands before dictating to the Islamic Republic of Iran, which they called the best model for human rights for children