PAAIA Releases Ad in Support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Starring renowned Jewish Iranian American scholar Houman Sarshar

WASHINGTON--()--Marking the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) congratulates the Jewish members of the Iranian American as well as the larger American Jewish community.

With an eye on the need to move beyond the divisive political rhetoric surrounding the international agreement over Iran’s nuclear program, PAAIA is releasing its latest of a series of advertisement spots, lending support to President Obama’s diplomatic initiative and at the same time shedding light on the rich Judeo-Iranian tradition finding its roots in the biblical story of Cyrus the Great of Persia, today known as Iran.

In recognition of Rosh Hashana, PAAIA is hoping to mark the Jewish New Year with renewed hope for unity and coexistence among Iranians of all faiths.

As part of PAAIA’s national communications campaign, the latest video, “Cyrus the Great,” showcases Dr. Houman Sarshar talking about the history of Jews living in Iran, dating back to biblical times and fast forwarding to modern Iran, still home to the largest Jewish community in the Middle East, outside of Israel.

PAAIA is taking this opportunity to lead a call to civility in our national political discourse. We ask that a distinction be made between people, nationalities, ethnicities, and the ruling politics of the day. This is what America stands for and why we, as an immigrant group, are proud to call ourselves Americans.

About PAAIA:

PAAIA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonreligious organization that serves the interests of Iranian Americans and represents the community before U.S. policymakers and the American public at large. For more information about PAAIA, please visit our website at www.paaia.org.

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PAAIA Releases Ad in Support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Starring renowned Jewish Iranian American scholar Houman Sarshar.

Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)