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Was Iran's Election result rigged? Categories: Iran, Israel, Middle East, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

As readers are probably aware, there were two major events in the Middle East over the weekend - Iran's election, which led to a landslide victory to the radical incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amid widespread accusations of massive fraud and large-scale street demonstrations, plus Israeli Prime Minis

Iranian Election Preview Categories: Iran, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

Today's Update offers some important background on the Iranian presidential election taking place today. First up, British journalist and author Con Coughlin reminds everyone that 475 Iranians put their names forward to run for the presidency but only four of these 475 were actually allowed by the r

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Elections in Lebanon and Iran Categories: Iran, Lebanon, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

Today's Update looks at the upcoming elections in Lebanon, scheduled for June 7, and Iran, scheduled for June 12. Our first piece comes from journalist Michael Totten, a frequent visitor to Lebanon, who says that his sources are telling him that a victory by Hezbollah and its allies looks like a dis

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Editorial: The Rules of Engagement Categories: Iran, Israel, United States     Author: Colin Rubenstein

First, it's important to note – as demonstrated by the West's attempts to improve relations with Iran under Khatami – that Obama's approach is not actually a new policy. To the contrary, for the past 30 years every US administration has tried to use diplomacy and "engagement" to resolve the West

Khatami is just as rigid as the rest Categories: Antisemitism, Iran, Op-eds     Author: Colin Rubenstein

What credibility can Khatami maintain in calling for a dialogue of civilisations when he excludes Israel and Israelis? Or when he argues there is no anti-Semitism in the Muslim world, when under his presidency Iran became a sanctuary for Holocaust revisionists?

Iran's enriched uranium and satellites Categories: Afghanistan/ Pakistan, Iran, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

As readers may have seen, the latest International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report says Iran probably now has enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb, if it were further processed. Meanwhile, a few weeks ago, Iran launched a small satellite, indicating improvement in its ballistic missile

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Essay: The Great Rift Categories: Iran, Middle East, Palestinians, Saudi Arabia, Syria     Author: Y. Carmon, Y. Yehoshua, A. Savyon and H. Migron

The Saudi-Iranian conflict, whose various aspects - geostrategic, religious, ethnic and economic - have been affecting the Middle East for the past 30 years, began with the Islamic Revolution in Iran, led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

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