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  • Ahmadinejad says world’s effort should be the ‘annihilation’ of Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 3, 2012 | 10:28 am

    It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned a plea from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to erase Israel. I feel like that used to be a regular feature on The God Blog. JTA reports on the latest:

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the objective of the world must be the “annihilation” of...

  • Ahmadinejad: World goal must be to ‘annihilate’ Israel

    August 3, 2012 | 9:07 am

    Many thousands of Iranians shouted “Death to America, death to Israel” during state-organized protests on Friday and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told them there was no place for the Jewish state in a future Middle East.

    Iran, penalized by tough Western sanctions, faces the threat...

  • Egypt’s new president to visit Iran

    July 3, 2012 | 11:05 am

    New Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will visit Iran next month.

    Morsi will be attending the conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, a group of states that do not consider themselves allied or opposed to any major international powers, according to the Times of Israel.

    Morsi became...

  • Brazilian Jewish leaders ask President Rousseff not to meet with Ahmadinejad

    June 11, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    Representatives of Brazil’s Jewish communities urged the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, not to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his visit to Brazil.

    Ahmadinejad is expected in Brazil next week for Rio +20, a United Nations summit on sustainable...

  • China urges Iran ‘flexibility’ as IAEA talks begin

    June 8, 2012 | 10:23 am

    China urged Iran to show flexibility on the day the U.N. nuclear watchdog launched talks with the Islamic Republic over greater access to its nuclear sites.

    “China hopes the Iranian side can weigh up the situation, take a flexible and pragmatic approach, have serious talks with all...

  • March 7, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 7, 2012 | 4:40 am

    Syria: a victim of Iran once again

    The international community is prioritizing Iran over action in Syria, costing lives every day, writes Tariq Alhomayed in Asharq Alawsat.

    What is most likely is that Iran has now become the focal point for Washington, behind Israel of course,...

  • February 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 29, 2012 | 3:50 am

    Fears grow of Israel-Iran missile shootout

    American officials are increasingly worried by an imminent an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities – and a harsh Iranian response, writes Robert Windrem of NBC.

    The emerging consensus among current and former U.S. officials and...

  • Now is the time for a determined course of action on Iran

    February 9, 2012 | 4:02 pm

    Counterpoint: Will AIPAC and Bibi get their war?

    We should not be too surprised that Iran continues to defy international calls to open its nuclear program to greater scrutiny and transparency. Even as the toughest U.S. sanctions yet were enacted, and Europe was considering a ban on...

  • On Iranian nuclear issue, mixed signals proliferate

    January 31, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    Israel, the United States and Iran have all gone deep into mixed-signals territory.

    Conversations with Israeli officials, including Defense Minister Ehud Barak, left one prominent journalist convinced that Israel will strike Iran by year’s end. Yet two weeks ago, Barak had said...

  • Iranian, Venezuelan leaders rebuff U.S., joke about having nuclear bomb

    January 9, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez lavished each other with praise on Monday, mocked U.S. disapproval and joked about having an atomic bomb at their disposal.

    “Despite those arrogant people who do not wish us to be together, we will unite forever,” the...

  • Persian Gulf tensions mount as U.S. engages Israel on Iran

    January 2, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    The Obama administration is engaged in a full-court press to persuade Israel that Iran’s nuclear threat can be contained short of war.

    The U.S. lobbying has received a mixed reception from Israel, where the Netanyahu government has not ruled out a unilateral strike on Iran.

  • Opinion: West must find political solution to Iran’s nuclear program

    November 22, 2011 | 4:59 pm

    The Israeli president’s recent threat to bomb Iranian nuclear sites focused world attention on Iran’s nuclear program even before the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) shocking report on the country’s efforts to get the bomb was published.

    Iran’s President...

  • Opinion: Will Iran be the wild card in presidential election?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    November 16, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    As reports circulate about an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iranian progress toward building a nuclear weapon, issues of foreign policy and Israel may find their way back into a presidential election season that has thus far been dominated by the economy. If...

  • Report to say Iran can build nuclear weapon quickly

    November 8, 2011 | 9:59 am

    Iran has amassed all of the components it needs to build a nuclear weapon, and could do so in just a few months , according to officials briefed on the United Nations nuclear watchdog’s findings.

    A report on Iran’s nuclear program is set to be released by the International Atomic...

  • Argentina lawmakers: Failure to walk out on Ahmadinejad spurs suspicions

    October 4, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Argentina reinforced the suspicion of a secret deal with Iran on two terrorist bombings when its U.N. mission failed to walk out on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s General Assembly address, five Argentinian lawmakers said.

    Given that “30 missions left the General Assembly in...

  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad attacks West, prompts walkout

    September 22, 2011 | 3:08 pm

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacked Western powers on Thursday for a catalog of misdeeds, but his address to the United Nations failed to mention Tehran’s disputed nuclear program.

    The U.S. delegation walked out when Ahmadinejad said “arrogant powers” threatened anyone...

  • Columbia warned over students’ dinner with Ahmadinejad

    September 15, 2011 | 11:50 am

    An Israeli rights group has warned Columbia University of legal repercussions following an invitation to some students for a dinner with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Members of Columbia’s International Relations Council and Association were invited via e-mail to a private...

  • Iran says Palestinian statehood only “first step” towards wiping out Israel

    August 26, 2011 | 3:24 pm

    The creation of a universally-recognized Palestinian state would be just a first step towards wiping out Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Friday.

    He spoke weeks ahead of a U.N. General Assembly in New York where the Arab League plans to seek full U.N. membership...

  • Accused Iranian spy for Israel sentenced to death

    December 27, 2010 | 11:12 am

    An Iranian man accused of spying for Israel has been given a death sentence.

    Iranian news services reported the death sentence on Sunday. Iran’s Supreme Court must still approve the verdict, according to reports.

    Tehran’s chief prosecutor, Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi, said that more...

  • Iran unveils long-range drone bomber

    August 23, 2010 | 10:53 am

    Iran’s president unveiled the country’s first domestically built unmanned long-range bomber.

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday revealed the drone prototype, called Karar, on a state television broadcast, according to reports.

    “The jet, as well as being an ambassador of death for the...

  • Mahmoud still not a Jew

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 11, 2009 | 6:25 pm

    Remember the London Telegraph report last week claiming that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was a crypto-Jew?

    I’m not sure that many people were buying it; certainly Karmel Melamed, who writes the Iranian American Jews blog, wasn’t. On the Guardian’s Comment is Free blog,...

  • Mahmoud the Jew?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 5, 2009 | 4:41 pm

    The news yesterday from London’s Daily Telegraph seemed like the kind of conspiracy theory story more common to the Muslim world. (Remember that Pakistani report about Osama bin Laden being a crypto-Jew?) Now rumor has it that the mighty Zionists once counted as members of the...

  • Iranian unrest prompts calls for more U.S. pressure on regime

    June 16, 2009 | 1:39 pm

    With unrest mounting in Iran over official claims of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s reelection, U.S. Jewish organizational leaders were calling for more American support for the protesters and more international action to stop the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.


  • Report: Defeated Ahmadinejad rival arrested in Iran

    June 13, 2009 | 5:21 pm

    Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi was reportedly arrested Saturday following the reformist’s defeat at the polls by hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Supporters of Mousavi, the main challenger to Ahmadinejad, responded to the election with the most serious unrest in...

  • 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...

  • Obama: Buchenwald ‘ultimate rebuke’ to Holocaust deniers

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 5, 2009 | 6:54 pm

    After giving a well-received speech at Cairo University—at least one American Jew (Jewish Journal editor-in-chief Rob Eshman) gave it an A—President Obama traveled to the Buchenwald concentration camp today and said the site stood as the “ultimate rebuke” to Holocaust deniers.


  • Merry Christmas from Ahmadinejad

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 5, 2009 | 2:16 pm

    Why is it that whenever controversy erupts in England, the press must refer to it as a row? Latest example: “Ahmadinejad Christmas address to U.K. viewers sparks angry row.” Instead, I’d say it a warranted outrage. (I know I’m a bit late on this, but I’m just now catching up.)


  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad is at it again; predicts Israel’s end

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 12, 2008 | 2:43 pm

    I love how Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad opens his mouth and spouts hate about Israel and it’s reported as news. And then I oblige by posting his diatribe here. Ahmadinejad’s latest affront was saying that Israel will soon “fade away from the earth.”

    “The crimes being...

  • Wiesenthal Center and L.A.‘s Iranian Jews help fight Holocaust denial propaganda

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 18, 2008 | 3:22 am

    On November 10th more a dozen Southern California based Persian language news media outlets owned by Iranian Muslims gathered at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in West Los Angeles for the launching of a newly translated Persian language version of the book “Night” by Nobel Prize...

  • Ahmadinejad congratulates Obama, tells U.S. to butt out

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 6, 2008 | 1:34 pm

    Despite all the ridiculous paranoia that he was a closet Muslim (not that there’s anything wrong with that) and legitimate concern about his desire to bring back diplomatic relations with Iran and against Omri Ceren’s warnings, Barack Obama received 78 percent of the Jewish vote. I’m...

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