Iran as an ally of Israel? It’s not as unlikely as you might think

Jewish Chronicle

…Jason Brodsky, policy director of United Against Nuclear Iran, describes the Islamic Republic’s enmity today towards Israel as “an aberration in Iranian history”. Not only do the two countries not share any border or have any territorial disputes, but Jewish people have been living in Persia for more than 2,700 years. A 1985 CIA report declassified in 2011 highlighted the deep security partnership the countries enjoyed prior to 1979: “Israel regularly sold armaments to Iran during the shah’s reign, mainly small arms, mortars and ammunition… the arms sales gave a significant boost to Israel’s fledgling defence industries.” Brodsky adds that the security partnership extended to advanced weaponry, citing Project Flower, a joint Israeli-Iranian military effort focused on developing advanced missile systems.