Posts Tagged ‘Iran’


Argentine Judge Summons Ex-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Ongoing Probe of Cover-up of Iran’s Responsibility for 1994 Buenos Aires Jewish Center Bombing

editor 17 October 2017

By Ben Cohen.. The Argentine federal judge investigating the allegation that ex-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s administration conspired with Iran to hide Tehran’s culpability for the deadly 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires announced on Monday (October 9, 2017) that Kirchner has been subpoenaed to appear before him on October 26. [Photo top right: Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Photo: File]. (more…)


Revisiting The Iran Deal

editor 14 October 2017

By David Harris.. This week, President Donald Trump is expected to speak on Iran and, specifically, the fate of the Iran deal (JCPOA). We have been following the Iran policy discussion closely for years, and are in touch with a wide range of decision-makers from the U.S. and overseas. From the start, AJC took a deliberative approach to the JCPOA, just as we will do depending on what the president says regarding certification/decertification of the deal and the role of Congress going forward. [Photo top right: US Pres Donald Trump, photo credit: YURI GRIPAS / REUTERS](more…)


Mossad chief: Iran ‘closer than ever before’ to Israel’s borders

editor 4 October 2017

By Judah Ari Gross.. At event honoring espionage service, top spy Yossi Cohen says agents conduct ‘thousands of operations,’ some deep in enemy countries. The head of the Mossad intelligence service warned on Monday that Iran, through its proxies, is operating closer “than ever before” to Israel’s borders with Lebanon and Syria, though he also said Israel was operating deep in enemy territory. [Photo top right: Mossad chief Yossi Cohen speaks at an event honoring agents from the security service on October 2, 2017. (Screen capture: Government Press Office/YouTube)](more…)


Rivlin cautions foreign diplomats over Iranian threats to destroy Israel

editor 23 September 2017

By Stuart Winer and Tamar Pileggi.. President Reuven Rivlin told members of the diplomatic corps on Monday (September 18, 2017) that it is unacceptable for Iran to be given ever more legitimacy while it continues to threaten to destroy Israel. Rivlin and his wife, Nechama Rivlin, hosted foreign diplomats at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem for a festive reception ahead of the Jewish new year holiday Rosh Hashanah, which begins on Wednesday night. [Photo top right: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin](more…)


Ending the War in Syria Could Be a Disaster for Europe

editor 21 September 2017

By Mordechai Kedar.. Blinded by the smokescreen of the war against ISIS, the world failed to notice that Tehran was taking over considerable parts of Syria — particularly in the sparsely populated center and east of the country. This Iranian takeover is being implemented by Shiite, Iraqi, Afghani and Iranian militias — but primarily by Lebanese Hezbollah. That group has been given a free hand to do whatever its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, pleases in western Syria, which is the more fertile part of the country and home to most of the population. (more…)


Netanyahu in Buenos Aires: Iran Remains Source of World Terror

editor 15 September 2017

By Herb Keinon.. Despite changes in the world since the 1990s attacks in Buenos Aires, Iran has stayed loyal to its theme of terror, Benjamin Netanyahu stated at the site of Argentinian terror attacks. BUENOS AIRES – Speaking at the site of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires that was destroyed by a terrorist blast in 1992 and never rebuilt, and at the reconstructed AMIA Jewish community building nearby that was attacked in 1994 but reconstructed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s message on Monday (September 11, 2017) was the same: Terrorism must be fought, and Iran – responsible for the two attacks in Argentina – remains the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism. [Photo top right: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks at the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (photo credit:HANDOUT/REUTERS)](more…)


Iranians meet Holocaust survivors, ‘embarassed by ignorance’

editor 31 July 2017

By Ahiya Raved.. Young people of Iranian descent living in UK listen (June 5, 2013) to stories of Holocaust survivors, speak in turn about their childhoods, being educated to hate Israel. ‘We have no real way to influence Iranian government, but we can pass on stories we heard here,’ they say. Fifteen young men and women of Iranian descent who now live in Britain met on Tuesday in Haifa with Holocaust survivors and heard, for the first time in their lives, stories about life in the concentration camps and life in the ghettos. [Photo top right: Emotions and warmth Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv].  (more…)


Why Trump’s Syrian Cease-fire Makes Israel Nervous

editor 26 July 2017

By David Makovsky.. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tepid reaction to the deal was telling, and it’s because of one thing: the rising threat of Iran. Israel has done all it could over the past six years to stay out of the maelstrom next door in Syria, where Bashar Assad’s regime has struggled for six years to beat back a peaceful uprising that became a bloody civil war. (more…)


The Iranians are at the borders

editor 21 July 2017

By Avi Issacharoff.. With its ascendancy in Syria, the Islamic Republic is seeking to consolidate its position against Israel and the US. Eleven years have gone by since the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War, which began with the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev. It ended 34 days later with a trumpet blast from Hezbollah, which had lost approximately 700 of its troops. [Photo top right: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses supporters in Beirut, Lebanon, on November 3, 2014. (AFP/STR)](more…)


Iran leases air, land and sea bases in Syria

editor 20 July 2017

By Alex Fishman.. The leases are part of Iranian plan to permanently base fighter aircraft and roughly 5,000 militiamen capable of striking Israel; plan part of larger Iranian strategy to forge territorial and maritime contiguity in the Middle East. Iran has leased a military airfield from the Syrian government in the center of the country in order to station fighter aircraft. Iran is also negotiating with the Syrians to establish a land base for Shiite militiamen and a port in the city of Tartus. [Photo top right: Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman (Photo: Motti Kimchi)].  (more…)


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