Iran's Jews collectively rebuffed a $10K-per-person cash offer from Israel seeking their emigration, extended by a group of wealthy expats. "The identity of Iranian Jews is not tradable for any amount of money," says the spokesman for the country's Jews.
Iran's Jewish community has been decimated since the revolution, but at 25,000 is still the largest Middle Eastern population outside of Israel. Jews have lived in Iran since at least 700 BCE, although the present government's enmity towards Israel means that they are often treated with distrust and hostility. (Read more Iran stories.)