A sorry sight: desecrated and smashed-up gravestones in Jewish cemeteries in Iran. Arutz sheva has the story: A video uploaded to YouTube on Friday shows the broken tombstones and desecrated graves. The Jewish cemeteries that were desecrated are located in the Damavand region of Iran. There are two Jewish cemeteries in the area, one in [...]
News has finally filtered out of Iran’s secret execution of an Iranian-Jewish woman and her Armenian (Orthodox Christian) husband. According to the Christian news agency Mohaba, it is not known what they were charged with. Relatives asking for the bodies to be returned for burial were threatened with arrest (with thanks: Janet): At dawn on [...]
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I’m not going to write about this in detail but just so you’re aware, there are some important shifts in Iranian ruling circles. 1. Rafsanjani, the most “moderate” leader in the establishment has been pushed out. He has favored a more pragmatic policy aimed at making money than at pursuing ideological aggression. He has been [...]
Alan Dershowitz: Israel Now Has The Right To Attack Iran’s Nuclear Reactors – ‘Iran’s recent attempt to ship arms to Hamas in Gaza is an act of war committed by the Iranian government against the Israeli government. The Israeli Navy seized the ship, loaded with weapons designed to kill Israeli civilians, and traced the weapons [...]
New updates from the IDF concerning the cargo of the Victoria: List of Weaponry Found on the “Victoria” Below is a preliminary list of weaponry and weaponry systems discovered and unloaded this morning at the Ashdod Port hidden in the cargo of the “Victoria” vessel.
Michael Rubin: Iranian Calls for Murder of Americans Worldwide – ‘According to the Iranian press (in Persian, h/t Ali Alfoneh), Mohsen Rafiqdoost, the former minister of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, called for the murder of Americans abroad. “Wherever the United States has a military presence should be its graveyard. We must tell the people [...]
H/T Gili Brenner George Galloway’s hypocrisy, and support for brutal dictators, is exposed in this video of his talk from Monday – at the London School of Economics – where he was challenged by Iranian students, in a film spliced with snippets of previous remarks which clearly contradict his statements. As Christopher Hitchens once said [...]
The powerful medium of satellite TV can be harnessed to fight Iranian Holocaust denial. Kudos to the Aladdin project for translating the epic documentary Shoah into Farsi, and getting it broadcast over the next week to Iran. Haaretz reports (with thanks: Pablo): PARIS (AP) – An epic French documentary about the Holocaust, dubbed into Farsi, [...]
The narrator of Iranium, Shohreh Aghdashloo, discusses the importance of the film: I’ve only ever seen Aghdashloo in the one season of 24 I ever watched so she scares me a little.
I have written a good deal (esp in my upcoming book) about “semiotic arousal” as a condition of the apocalyptic mind – everything is meaningful, patterns appear everywhere, nothing is coincidental. It is also a pattern of the conspiratorial mind (which, in many cases, is also apocalyptic). We’ve seen this among Muslims who can see [...]
The graphic novel has become an excellent way of telling a story, not just about flights of fancy, but of very serious subjects. Maus, a survivor’s story of the Holocaust and The Plot, a history of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, spring immediately to mind. I received a press release about this upcoming [...]
In testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “We are in a competition. I just stress over and over again, we’ve got to be there. We’ve got to fight back.” A competition with who? With Iran, though she didn’t mention its long list of allies: Syria, Hamas, Hizballah, the [...]
In just over one hour you can know more about Iran than every American president since 1979. Watch Iranium, a documentary made by the Clarion Fund, a non-profit organization that produces documentaries on threats to national security. The film premiered in various locations throughout the US, including Boston, in February. With rarely seen footage, the [...]
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You’ve got to appreciate Iran. Alert to the recent row over a spate of Mossad trained animals which were wrecking havoc from Egypt to Saudi Arabia, the Iranian regime led by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was clearly not going to be hoodwinked by attempts of the International Olympic Committee to insert pro-Israel messages into the upcoming 2012 [...]
According to an Iranian news agency, China is to investing $2.5 billion in the South Azadegan oilfield near the Iraqi border. The field’s production is expected to be increased in two phases from 55,000 to 600,000 barrels a day. The word “sanctions” does not appear in the article.
Arab Unrest Propels Iran as Saudi Influence Declines – ‘The popular revolts shaking the Arab world have begun to shift the balance of power in the region, bolstering Iran’s position while weakening and unnerving its rival, Saudi Arabia, regional experts said. While it is far too soon to write the final chapter on the uprisings’ [...]
How safe are the 10,000 to 20,000 Jews still living in Iran today? Karmel Melamed writes that they are living with threats from armed Iranian fundamentalists to destroy the tombs of the Esther and Mordechai, which they consider ‘an arm of Israeli imperialism’. Melamed interviews Frank Nikbakht (above), an Iranian Jewish activist in Los Angeles [...]
‘Iranian nuclear facility recovered quickly from Stuxnet’ – ‘IAEA report due for release expected to show steady or even slightly elevated production rates at the Natanz enrichment plant over past year…’
Some bonus footage from the folks at Iranium the Movie: Manda Zand-Ervin fled Iran in 1979 after she was fired from her high government position. She currently lives in the U.S. and is the president and co-founder of the Alliance of Iranian Women. [Here is] her gripping firsthand account of how women in Iran went [...]