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  • Iran accuses Israel of attacks on scientists

    November 29, 2010 | 2:44 pm

    Iran has accused Israel of attacks on two Iranian nuclear scientists.

    One of the scientists was killed and another injured Monday in two separate attacks in Tehran. The government of Iran immediately blamed the CIA and the Mossad—the intelligence agencies for the United States and...

  • Ahmadinejad comes within shouting distance of Israel

    October 15, 2010 | 8:47 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exchanged rhetorical jabs as Ahmadinejad’s Lebanon tour came within shouting distance of Israel’s border.

    “The entire world should know that the Zionists will disappear,” Ahmadinejad said Thursday in the...

  • U.S. was behind 9/11 attacks, Ahmadinejad tells U.N.

    September 24, 2010 | 10:28 am

    The United States arranged the 9/11 attacks “to save the Zionist regime,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the U.N. General Assembly.

    After suggesting that U.S. officials at the highest levels were complicit in the 9/11 attacks, he called on the United Nations to establish...

  • Ahmadinejad: resistance, not peace talks

    September 3, 2010 | 11:06 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marked his regime’s annual anti-Israel rallies by saying that the only path for the Palestinians is resistance, not peace talks.

    In his speech for Al Quds day, the last Friday in Ramadan launched by the late Ayatollah Khomeini in the 1980s as an...

  • Lawmakers ask Obama to enforce Iran sanctions

    August 24, 2010 | 9:59 am

    Two U.S. congressmen asked President Obama to bar a Russian oil company from doing business in the United States because it supplies Iran.

    Reps. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Ron Klein (D-Fla.) wrote a letter to President Obama calling his attention to violations of the Comprehensive Iran...

  • Poll: Arab majority believes nuclear Iran helps Mideast

    August 5, 2010 | 1:58 pm

    The percentage of Arabs who believe a nuclear-armed Iran will help the Middle East situation has doubled since last year.

    The annual Brookings Institute poll, released Thursday, found that 57 percent of Arabs think a nuclear-armed Iran will cause a “more positive” situation in...

  • Ahmadinejad signs Israel boycott law

    July 1, 2010 | 11:28 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for a total boycott on Israeli goods or companies that do business with Israel.

    Ahmadinejad signed an amendment Wednesday to Iran’s “Palestinian support law,” which includes a blacklist of international companies that are Jewish-owned...

  • Ahmadinejad: Not concerned about Israeli strike

    May 5, 2010 | 12:31 pm

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he is not concerned about the potential of an Israeli military strike against his country’s nuclear program.

    In an interview Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Ahmadinejad told host George Stephanopoulos that Iran “definitely” will...

  • Deja vu in Ahmadinejad performance at U.N.

    May 4, 2010 | 2:47 pm

    When Iran’s president spoke from the podium at the United Nations this week, the scene it sparked was something of a repeat from his address at the U.N. Durban Review Conference a year ago in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Then as now, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s remarks prompted delegates from...

  • Delegates walk out on Ahmadinejad’s U.N. speech

    May 3, 2010 | 1:01 pm

    Delegates to a United Nations conference on nuclear proliferation walked out as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began his speech, which attacked the United States and Israel.

    The delegates from the United States, Britain, France, Hungary, New Zealand and the Netherlands left the room at the...

  • Jewish groups: Boycott Ahmadinejad in NYC

    April 30, 2010 | 1:09 pm

    Jewish groups are calling on U.N. member representatives to walk out in protest when Iran’s president speaks next week at the United Nations.

    Mahmoud Ahmadenijad’s plans to address the U.N. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference on May 3 makes a mockery of the...

  • Ahmadinejad: U.S. nuclear summit is ‘humiliating’

    April 12, 2010 | 8:29 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condemned a nuclear security summit which opens in Washington on Monday as humiliating to humanity.

    U.S. President Barack Obama is hosting the summit, which is focused on preventing nuclear terrorism but where world leaders are also set to...

  • Podcast: Iranian and Standwithus protestors speak out against Ahmadinejad

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 5, 2009 | 11:18 am

    Nearly 400 local Iranians Muslims, human rights activists and members of the L.A.-based Israel educational organization Standwi.com (SWU) held signs outside the Federal Building in Westwood on Sept. 23rd demonstrating against the arrival of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to...

  • Ahmadinejad “Jewish” identity accusations cannot be proven

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 4, 2009 | 7:41 pm

    This reporter and blog were bombarded with e-mails and questions since last night from readers of this blog asking me whether the story published in Britain’s Daily Telegraph’s that Ahmadinejad was born a Jew had any validity. After reading the Telegraph’s original story published...

  • Iran: We’ll buy enriched uranium from third party

    September 30, 2009 | 7:38 pm

    Iran is willing to purchase uranium enriched to the grade it requires for its Tehran reactor from a third party, rather than carry out the enrichment itself, the French news agency AFP quoted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying on Wednesday.

    His remarks, ahead of Thursday talks in Geneva with six major world powers about Iran’s nuclear program, represent the first time Tehran has agreed to discuss specifics of its enrichment operations with the powers.

    Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Jews and Muslims alike to protest Ahmadinejad in Westwood

    By Karmel Melamed

    September 23, 2009 | 3:18 am

    With the pending arrival of Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the United Nations in New York City this coming Thursday Sept. 24th, Los Angeles area Jews and Iranians of various faiths will be gathering tomorrow, Sept. 23rd at the Federal Building in Westwood at 6 p.m. for a...

  • Bombing Suspect Ahmad Vahidi overwhelmingly chosen to be Iran’s defense minister [VIDEO]

    September 4, 2009 | 12:27 am

    From BBCNews.com.

    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad chose Ahmad Vahidi, wanted by Argentina over the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre, as his new defence minister.

    Mr Vahidi was strongly supported by Iran’s parliament, the Majlis, with 227 MPs backing him out of 286, Iranian Speaker Ali Larijani said.

    Read the full story at BBCNews.com.


  • Scottish Judge’s Misplaced Mercy Sends Wrong Signals to Iran

    September 2, 2009 | 9:30 pm

    Did anyone doubt that the release of the Lockerbie mass murderer would wreak havoc on the hundreds of bereaved families of the victims of terror? Was there anyone on the planet who couldn’t have foreseen the hero’s welcome this thug received upon his arrival back in Libya? Simon...

  • U.N. Watchdog Reports Iran’s Increased Capability

    September 2, 2009 | 8:42 pm

    Iran significantly increased its ability to make nuclear fuel this summer, the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said in a new report. According to The New York Times, the report released Friday by the International Atomic Energy Agency detailed an increase in the number of centrifuges...

  • On eve of sanctions push, Iran taps terror suspect for key post

    August 25, 2009 | 5:10 pm

    By nominating a suspect in the bombing of an Argentine Jewish center to be his defense minister, the president of Iran has given a boost to the campaign for tougher sanctions against his country.

    At least that’s the hope of Jewish groups leading the charge to stop Tehran’s...

  • Iran turmoil likely to benefit Israel

    June 22, 2009 | 3:22 pm

    Like the collapse of the Soviet Union nearly two decades ago, the outcome of the post-election unrest in Iran could be of major strategic significance for the Middle East and for Israel.

    Israeli analysts see three possible scenarios:

    * President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the ruling...

  • 20 killed at opposition rallies across Iran

    June 16, 2009 | 12:29 pm

    Twenty people were killed at rallies across Iran on Tuesday, as opposition activists demonstrated against the disputed results of last week’s presidential elections, according to various media reports.

    Iran’s defeated presidential candidate Mirhossein Mousavi urged his supporters not to attend a planned rally in Tehran on Tuesday in light of the violence, his spokesman said. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • L.A.‘s Iranian Americans protest Iran’s election

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 15, 2009 | 4:18 am

    With Los Angeles and Southern California being home to one of the largest populations of Iranians living outside of Iran, local Iranian Americans of various faiths were busy this weekend protesting the sham and undemocratic elections in Iran. The uproar in the larger Iranian...

  • IRANIAN ELECTION ANALYSIS: All Iran candidates will bolster Hamas, Hezbollah ties

    June 12, 2009 | 2:29 pm

    One winner has already been declared in the Iranian elections: The Internet, used by more than 23 million Iranians, or 34 percent of the population. But that figure alone cannot be used to determine which of the four candidates will win. At the very most, one can assume most Web...

  • Diplomats Make End Run With Early Ratification of Final Durban Document

    April 21, 2009 | 7:06 pm

    GENEVA (JTA)—Durban II reached its conclusion, it seemed, three days early.

    A day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s tirade against Israel triggered a walkout by the European delegation and generated headlines around the world, diplomats at the U.N. forum scrambled to...

  • Ahmadinejad Accuses Israel of Genocide, Europeans Walk Out [VIDEO]

    April 20, 2009 | 12:53 pm

    To follow JewishJournal.com’s special ongoing Durban II blog, click here.

    European diplomats walked out of a session of the Durban II conference when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on the world to unite against Israel.

    In a speech at the U.N.-sponsored anti-racism conferencein Geneva,...

  • Roger Cohen’s Dialogue with the Iran Jewish Community

    By Tom Tugend

    March 16, 2009 | 4:49 pm

    For video footage of the dialogue, click here.

    There was no clean knockout when New York Times columnist Roger Cohen faced off against some 400 members of the local Iranian Jewish and Bahai communities last week, but spectators were treated to some vigorous rhetorical sparring and...

  • LIVE VIDEO TONIGHT: A Dialogue with Roger Cohen and the Iranian Jewish Community

    By Jay Firestone

    March 12, 2009 | 4:36 pm

    [UPDATE] This is a replay of LIVE broadcast from Thursday, March 12, 2009. 

    JewishJournal.com presents a LIVE broadcast of a dialogue with Roger Cohen (New York Times) and the Los Angeles Iranian Jewish Community, moderated by Rabbi David Wolpe and hosted by Sinai Temple in Los...

  • Ahmadinejad spews same old hate at U.N.

    September 24, 2008 | 12:54 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Iran’s president delivered a scathing attack on Zionists at the United Nations.

    In an address replete with classical anti-Semitic motifs, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that Zionists are criminals and murderers, are “acquisitive” and “deceitful,” and dominate...

  • Thousands protest Ahmadinejad in New York—no Clinton, no Palin [VIDEO]

    By Ben Harris

    September 22, 2008 | 9:33 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Thousands of protesters filled Dag Hammarskjold Plaza opposite the United Nations for a rally against Iran’s president, who came to town to address the General Assembly.

    “The message to him is please go home,” Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel said at Monday’s...

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