Kamal Penhasi, Farsi speaker of the Israeli army

A similar frustration is expressed by Menashe Amir, who directs the Voice of Israel’s Farsi service and hosts a weekly radio show aimed at Persian listeners: “It really bothers me when [Israelis] speak about Homeland – when they really mean the regime of Homeland. They think that Homeland is [President Mahmoud] Ahmadi-Nejad.”