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Iran: Shades of Red

Iran.

Iran is out there leading the way for the world.

Forget about nuclear power plants for the moment.

Iran is off to Norway to put forth a peace plan for Syria.

While back in Iran, the river is running dry.

Immorality among women is causing a river in Iran to dry up, according to a senior cleric from the Islamic Republic. Seyyed Youssef Tabatabi-nejad, who leads Friday prayers in Isfahan, encouraged the country’s morality police to crack down on ‘improper veiling’ and suggested women’s immodest clothing was having an impact on the environment….“If we see a sin it’s useless that we only bicker about it. The police force can use the [paramilitary] Hezbollahi forces in carrying out their operations to root out vice,” he added.

Darn, if it is not the fault of those girls.

Meanwhile, here in Jerusalem, Israel, at the Museum for Islamic Art, there is a new temporary exhibit of Iranian graphic art posters.

Graphic artists from Iran posters in Jerusalem Islamic Musem

The contemporary artists combine new technology with old calligraphy to create,

Islamic Museum in Jerusalem with exhibit of poster from iran

dozens of works on display, covering the last 40 years.

One of the oldest posters in the exhibition caught my attention.

The poster proudly announcing the 11th Festival of Arts in Shiraz/Persepolis, running 17-20 August 1977.

Poster from Shiraz, Iran in Jerusalem Islamic Museum

The 11th and last arts and cultural festival in Shiraz.

Women artists are included in the show. It is no coincidence, they use red for their works, as with one poster, Sara’s Paradise

Sara's paradise in Islamic Museum Jerusalem

blood red and with flame imagery.

Iranian graphic poster of woman

More than half of university graduates and artists and designers are female, but..

more than the river is drying up in Iran.

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I lived in the United States, Canada and Australia before moving to Israel in the midst of the Second Lebanon War. For the last ten years, walking the streets of Jerusalem, the scenes I saw every day did not resemble the ones familiar in the Western media. Now I try to share those positive images with the world, what is really happening in Jerusalem, Israel, The Real Jerusalem Streets
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Real Jstreets

I lived in the United States, Canada and Australia before moving to Israel in the midst of the Second Lebanon War. For the last ten years, walking the streets of Jerusalem, the scenes I saw every day did not resemble the ones familiar in the Western media. Now I try to share those positive images with the world, what is really happening in Jerusalem, Israel, The Real Jerusalem Streets
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