Iran Forces Jewish ‘Minyan’ for Global March: Report

Iran is forcing 10 Jews to join a group headed to Lebanon for the planned Global March on Jerusalem, despite dangers of terrorist kidnappings, according to DEBKAfile. The Islamic Republic is heavily funding the march and flying people from Asian countries to Iran and then to Lebanon.

Iranian sources told the website, managed in part by former intelligence officials, that the event’s organizers ordered the Jewish community, estimated at between 15,000 and 25,000 people, to send 10 people to march along Muslims in Lebanon. Ten Jews, by coincidence or not, is the number required for public prayer.

The Iranian leaders of the march reportedly ordered that the Jews, from ages 18 to 22, will have the “honor” of leading the march, which would make them even more vulnerable to Hizbullah and Palestinian Authority-allied terrorists in Lebanon.

The Beirut government is dominated by pro-Syrian parties and Hizbullah, which in effect governs the southern part of the country from the Litani River to the border with Israel.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei two months ago declared that the Global March is consistent with Iran’s resistance operations” against Israel.

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By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu