BBC's Jonathan Marcus suggests it is too early to assume the worst.
bbc / Jonathan Marcus

In this part of the world, history - even ancient history - still matters, Professor David Menashri says that Iran had a very good name among the Jewish people because Emperor Cyrus the Great had allowed the Jews back into Jerusalem 25 centuries ago. The two countries, he insisted, were not doomed to be on a collision course.

recommended by Darius Kadivar