Red Village rises up along the Qudiyal River like a Jewish Brigadoon. To get there, you fly 13 hours from Los Angeles to Istanbul, then catch a three-hour flight to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan — a former Soviet country of some 9 million people on the Caspian Sea.
An Iranian man arrested on suspicion of planning an attack on the Israeli embassy in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan denies the allegation, an Iranian diplomat said on Thursday.
A group of terrorists planned to stage attacks in Baku during the Eurovision Song Contest, including targeting the Azerbaijan hotel where the Israeli contestants were staying.
At least two citizens of Azerbaijan reportedly have been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to kill two Jewish educators and the Israeli ambassador in Baku.