Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Iran releases American hikers

Good news!

"Iranian state-run media said Wednesday that two Americans arrested two years ago while hiking along the Iran-Iraq frontier and imprisoned on espionage charges had been released."

1 comment :

David All said...

One of the hikers, Josh Fattal, is Jewish. His father, Jacob Fattal, is an Iraqi-born Jew who lived in Israel before moving to the US, where Jacob and his siblings were born and raised. Read the whole story, "Hiker's family hid Israeli link during captivity" at

This is like the murdered Jewish American journalist, Daniel Pearl whose mother was an Iraq Jew. Thankfully this case had a happy ending.