1. artinparsi:

Photo of Queen Elizabeth II boulevard and Reza Shah resting place on vintage iranian post card.

    artinparsi:

    Photo of Queen Elizabeth II boulevard and Reza Shah resting place on vintage iranian post card.

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  2. Israel-Arab Conflict in Regards to Iran

    I will be writing this on the basis that many people have asked me about my opinions on the current conflict in my real life. Feel free to respond with your reactions. Again, this is just my opinion, based on history. 

    1,400 years ago Persia (now Iran) was invaded by the Rashidun Caliphate which lead to the eventual collapse of the Sassanid Empire. At the time, the Sassanid Empire had been through multiple wars with the Byzantine Empire, leaving both empires in their weakest state, giving the Arabs enough of an advantage to conquer Persia. However, this was not the last Arab invasion. 

    Only 34 years ago, Iran was invaded by another Arab state. Only a year before, Iran had gone through a revolution leaving the army in terrible conditions. Many of the US-trained Generals were executed by the new government and it was the largest migration of Iranians in history. Again, the Arabs attacked when they saw an advantage. Iraq was fully backed by essentially every world power, Arab country (with the exception of Syria) and even the United Nations refusing to investigate Iraqi war crimes. However, this time Iraq failed their invasion. Iran was being secretly funded by the US through Israel. Israel possibly saved Iran from a second Arab conquest. 

    Currently, many Iranians in Iran and around the world side with Palestine and other Arab states whenever Israel carries out another operation. While Israel’s operations are clearly against international law and Israeli leaders should be held accountable for their crimes, Iranians should remember several things:

    1. Israel is the only other non-Arab state in the region. It has been very clear since the rise of the first Arab Empire that their goal is to make the entire region Islamic and the entire region run by Arabs. This leaves only Iran and Israel as the two countries left that must be dealt with. 

    2. Israel has been a great ally of Iran throughout history. 2,500 years ago, Jews praised Cyrus the Great for freeing them of Babylonian occupation and rebuilding their temple. The Torah puts Cyrus the Great and Iranians on such high regard. While the Shah was in power, it was Israel that was Iran’s only true ally in the region, providing Iran the first materials to build nuclear sites and diplomatic union. Iran at this time, recognized Israel and during the Six Day War provided Israel with oil and other necessities to defeat the Arabs. While these two countries are currently clashing over Iran’s nuclear program, it is extremely unlikely either country will attack considering the fact that they both know if they defeat the other, Arabs will attack them next. 

    3. The defeat and collapse of the current Israeli state will leave Iran the last enemy in the eyes of the Arabs. While Iran is allied with some Arab states, like Syria, Iran will remain the enemy of most Arabs until the country is conquered, Persian becomes a language used only in history and Sunni Islam becomes the main religion. 

    With all this said, I believe that Israel has committed numerous war crimes in it’s many operations against Arab states, such as the bombardment of civilians and blockading goods to the Gaza Strip. However, those in Iran and Iranians worldwide should look at the historical relationship between our country and Israel before agreeing that the state should be destroyed. I certainly hope in the upcoming days peace can be reached and that Iran and Israel will one day become close allies again. 

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  3. psychedelicfunk:

    "بگذار زیبایی عشقت در عملت تجلی یابد."

    "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do."

    - Persian Proverb, Rumi

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  4. 2,500 Years of Monarchy Celebration in Iran
October, 1971

    2,500 Years of Monarchy Celebration in Iran

    October, 1971

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  5. thedailypersian:

artinparsi:

Reza Shah and president Anwar Sadat - Egypt 1975
مصر، معبد رامسس دوم - سال ۱۳۵۴از راست: جهان سادات، محمد رضا شاه پهلوی، انور سادات و شهبانو فرح پهلوی

In the end, turns out he was the only real friend he had. Sad.

    thedailypersian:

    artinparsi:

    Reza Shah and president Anwar Sadat - Egypt 1975

    مصر، معبد رامسس دوم - سال ۱۳۵۴
    از راست: جهان سادات، محمد رضا شاه پهلوی، انور سادات و شهبانو فرح پهلوی

    In the end, turns out he was the only real friend he had. Sad.

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  6. farsizaban:

Russian Embassy, Tehran, Iran (1910)

    farsizaban:

    Russian Embassy, Tehran, Iran (1910)

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  7. farsizaban:

Tehran, Iran

    farsizaban:

    Tehran, Iran

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  8. farsizaban:

Imperial Bank of Persia, Tehran (1909)

    farsizaban:

    Imperial Bank of Persia, Tehran (1909)

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  9. thedailypersian:

Craftsman at work - Isfahan Bazaar, Iran

    thedailypersian:

    Craftsman at work - Isfahan Bazaar, Iran

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  10. shihlun:

A sign appears at the U.S. Embassy compound in Tehran, Iran, on Dec. 12, 1979, warning that “Iran will bury you.” (Mohammad Sayad/AP)

    shihlun:

    A sign appears at the U.S. Embassy compound in Tehran, Iran, on Dec. 12, 1979, warning that “Iran will bury you.” (Mohammad Sayad/AP)

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  11. addedperspective2:

Beautiful building in Tehran

    addedperspective2:

    Beautiful building in Tehran

    (via beautyofiran)

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  12. farsizaban:

Mohammad Mosadegh takes a smoke break during his trial for treason against the Shah (19 December 1953)

    farsizaban:

    Mohammad Mosadegh takes a smoke break during his trial for treason against the Shah (19 December 1953)

    (via farsizaban)

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  13. hierarchical-aestheticism:

Persepolis

    hierarchical-aestheticism:

    Persepolis

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  14. hierarchical-aestheticism:

Statue of an Immortal Guard from Achamenid Dynasty, Iran

    hierarchical-aestheticism:

    Statue of an Immortal Guard from Achamenid Dynasty, Iran

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  15. farsizaban:

Tehran, Iran

    farsizaban:

    Tehran, Iran

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