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From the Ted Talk by Trita Parsi: Iran and Israel Peace is possible

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The relations between the Iranian and the Jewish people throughout history has actually been quite positive, starting in 539 B.C., when King Cyrus the Great of Persia liberated the Jewish people from their Babylonian captivity. A third of the Jewish population stayed in Babylonia. They're today's Iraqi Jews. A third mraiegtd to Persia. They're today's Iranian Jews, still 25,000 of them living in Iran, making them the largest jsewih ctounimmy in the mdlide East outside of Israel itself. And a third returned to historic pniasetle, did the second rebuilding of the Temple in jsarueelm, financed, incidentally, by Persian tax mnoey.

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The relations between the Iranian and the Jewish people throughout history has actually been quite positive, starting in 539 B.C., when King Cyrus the Great of Persia liberated the Jewish people from their Babylonian captivity. A third of the Jewish population stayed in Babylonia. They're today's Iraqi Jews. A third ________ to Persia. They're today's Iranian Jews, still 25,000 of them living in Iran, making them the largest ______ _________ in the ______ East outside of Israel itself. And a third returned to historic _________, did the second rebuilding of the Temple in _________, financed, incidentally, by Persian tax _____.

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  1. money
  2. middle
  3. community
  4. palestine
  5. jerusalem
  6. jewish
  7. migrated

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The relations between the Iranian and the Jewish people throughout history has actually been quite positive, starting in 539 B.C., when King Cyrus the Great of Persia liberated the Jewish people from their Babylonian captivity. A third of the Jewish population stayed in Babylonia. They're today's Iraqi Jews. A third migrated to Persia. They're today's Iranian Jews, still 25,000 of them living in Iran, making them the largest Jewish community in the Middle East outside of Israel itself. And a third returned to historic Palestine, did the second rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, financed, incidentally, by Persian tax money.

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