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Eyewitness weaves tale of Iran’s revolution

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/eyewitness_weaves_tale_of_irans_revolution_20120126

On Nov. 4, 1979, Islamist students and militants loyal to the Ayatollah Khomeini took over the American Embassy compound in Tehran and captured 52 Americans — a diplomatic crisis that lasted 444 days. Simon Sion Ebrahimi, a local Iranian Jewish author, remembers that day well. It was the same day employees at his accounting firm, which faced the American Embassy, took him hostage.

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