Iran's tourism minister's head is on the block now!
21-Jan-2010 (5 comments)

Israel's Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov made unlikely history in Madrid on Wednesday when he shook the hand of an Iranian tourism representative, Israel Radio reported.

The two found themselves face to face at a reception in Madrid with the Spanish Royal family.

Previously, when confronted with Israelis, Iranian officials have shunned contact. In the past, Iran has even pulled out of sporting tournaments to avoid encounters with Israeli athletes.

This time the Iranian representative, who like Misezhnikov, was visiting Madrid for a trade fair, surprised the Israeli minister and grasped his hand before inviting him to visit Iran.

Misezhnikov, who also visited the Egyptian, Jordanian and Moroccan stalls at the fair, replied that tourism could be a "bridge for peace" and that he looked forward to the day when all Israelis could visit Iran.

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Was it with right or left hand?

by Faramarz_Fateh on

If it was the left hand, its OK.

IRR minister only uses left hand for taharat with aaftabeh. 


Nothing strange for two despicable regime to shake hand

by Bavafa on


Anonymous Observer

They are correct

by Anonymous Observer on

IRI's interactions with Israel are limited to them buying weapons from the "Zionists".  Shaking hands, on the other hand, is a big no no. :-)


Yes indeed

by on

don't believe whatever you read in the papers!


Iran denies its minister shook hands with Israeli counterpart

by peace45 on

But ofcouse they will deny!!


here is the denial report:



I am sure someone can prodcut a video of it!