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Khamenei vs. Khomeini Categories: Iran     Author: Ali Reza Eshraghi

The opposition is going straight to the source in their search for legitimacy, accusing Khamenei of disrespecting Khomeini's legacy and claiming Khomeini's mantle for itself.

Swedish libels / Iranian cabinet choices Categories: Iran, Israel, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update focuses on two stories making headlines in Israel for the last couple of days; the story in a Swedish newspaper alleging that Israel harvests Palestinian organs, and the appointment as Iranian defence minister of a man wanted in Argentina on terrorism related charges.

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Sanctions next for Iran? Categories: Iran, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

According to Israeli sources - reporting on the recent visit to Israel of a high level team from Washington - officials in the administration are starting to lose hope that a substantive dialogue with Iran will occur and will resolve the nuclear issues, and the Administration is starting to think ab

The Last Word: Unspeakable Cruelty Categories: Australasia, Iran, Islamic Extremism     Author: Jeremy Jones

When speaking with a leader of the Baha'i community in Australia recently, our conversation inevitably turned to events in Iran. In May 2008, seven leaders of this community were seized from their families, imprisoned and faced allegations of grave seriousness. For 15 months, there have been regular

After the Earthquake in Iran Categories: Iran, Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

The good news is that 30 years on, the Islamist Revolution is finally on the defensive. The bad news is that even the crisis in Iran has so far failed to produce a Western treatment plan for the Middle East's many ailments.


Iranian clerics denounce election results Categories: Iran, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update focuses on a dramatic development in the Iranian political situation - with a major faction of Iran's clerical elite on the weekend denouncing the disputed election result as illegitimate and essentially placing themselves in opposition to the regime.

The June Revolution Categories: Iran     Author: Reuel Marc Gerecht

We may well look back on it as the "June 12 Revolution" even if the regime cracks down on the supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi, the candidate who ran second to incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the dubious official vote tally.

Editorial: Iran between two revolutions Categories: Iran, Middle East     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The sight of hundreds of thousands of Iranians protesting the rigging of their recent presidential election instilled hope in many that the Islamic Republic of Iran might be going the way of the Shah. This is now looking less likely, but whatever happens it is clear that Iran is never going to be th

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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