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Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Houthis and the Jews

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The following are remarks that the author delivered to the European Organizations Union for Peace in Yemen and the Yemeni Coalition of Independent Women, at the conference, “Terrorism & Violations of the Rights of...
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi addresses the 2021 U.N. General Assembly by video, Sept. 21, 2021. Source: YouTube

Iranian president condemns US sanctions, ‘Zionist occupier’ in UN address

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, addressing the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly by video on Tuesday, called for an end to ongoing American sanctions, describing them as the United States’ “new way...
Mithal Jamal Al-Alusi speaking at an event hosted by the American Jewish Committee in 2019. Credit: American Jewish Committee

Former Iraqi politician warns of Iran using Iraq as ‘a way station for weapons...

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America’s retreat from maintaining a strong military presence and moral leadership in the Mideast and Asia is a strategic blunder that aggressive regimes, including Iran, will seek to use to their advantage, says one...
IAEA director general Rafael Grossi at the IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna, Austria on Sept. 14, 2020. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Dean Calma/ IAEA.

IAEA chief visits Tehran to discuss Iran’s nuclear program

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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi met with the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami on Sunday to discuss issues related to the oversight of Iran’s nuclear...
Petrochemical complexes in Asaluyeh, Iran, Jan. 3, 2016. Credit: Majmood Hosseini via Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian oil minister says country to boost oil exports, despite US sanctions

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Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji said on state TV on Wednesday that Iran is determined to increase oil exports, despite U.S. sanctions on crude sales. “There is a strong will in Iran to increase oil...
Hezbollah flags flying over southern Lebanon. Credit: John Grummitt/Shutterstock.

Lebanon has not received request to transfer Iranian fuel, energy minister says

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Lebanese Energy Minister Raymond Ghajar said on Wednesday that the country’s caretaker government has not received a request to import fuel from Iran. His comments come after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah had announced last month that...
U.S. President Joe Biden with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, on Aug. 27, 2021. Source: Embassy of Israel/Twitter.

Biden administration briefs Jewish leaders on Bennett meetings, foreign policy

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The Biden administration held a short telephone call with leaders of American Jewish organizations on Aug. 27, giving them a general outline of the meetings between U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister...
Ahmad Batebi, an Iranian non-Jewish activist and journalist waiving the "Sun and Lion" Iranian flag that was used during the Pahlavy dynasty, in Israel. Credit: Courtesy.

Iranian Americans motivated to build new bridges with Israelis

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After a visit to Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in late July, Khosrow Beitollahi, a former Iranian air force pilot and activist against Iran’s current regime, said he was devastated to learn of the...
The Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian parliament approves two AMIA bombing suspects to cabinet positions

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Two suspects of the 1994 bombing at the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish community center in Buenos Aires were confirmed by Iran’s parliament to take on new positions in the cabinet, Reuters reported. Ahmad Vahidi and...
Dan Shapiro in 2017. Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90

Former US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro rejoins State Department to assist with Iran

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Former U.S. ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro has been hired by the U.S. State Department to assist with the indirect negotiations between the United States and Iran in the Biden administration’s attempt to reenter...