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Iranians in Israel watch Obama visit closely

US President Barack Obama is currently on his first ever visit to the Middle East. Shortly after arriving he held joint press conferences with his Israeli counterpart, Shimon Peres, and later with Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu. Iran is featuring heavily in their talks. It's also an ongoing concern for one particular group of Israelis, namely the country's Persian community - Iranian Jews who have left their native country and are now living in Israel.

By Gallagher Fenwick

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