Experts debate whether protests can change Iran

January 7, 2018 by  
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Amid the continued popular protests throughout Iran, what will the future hold for the country’s terror-funding Shi’a regime?…asks Ariel Ben Solomon/JNS.org. Read more

Ready – Steady – Go!

January 5, 2018 by  
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The civil year 2018 is barely out of the starting blocks and we are already witnessing events which without a doubt will impact all of us no matter where we live…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Win or lose, Iranians want regime change

January 4, 2018 by  
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For the first time in nearly a decade, one dares to believe that the Islamist clerics who have ruled Iran since 1979 will not be in power by the time the 40th anniversary of their revolution rolls around in 2019…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

Will mass protests divert Iran’s attention inward and away from fighting Israel?…asks Adam Abrams

January 3, 2018 by  
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Thousands of protesters took to the streets this weekend in cities throughout Iran to demonstrate against the Islamic Republic’s strained economy, corrupt regime and costly military expansion throughout the region, in what has been characterised as the country’s largest wave of anti-government protests since the “Green Revolution” erupted in 2009 following a controversial presidential election. Read more

Hezbollah continues ‘absolute dominance’ of Lebanon amid domestic political crisis

November 29, 2017 by  
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The Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah, which makes up part of Lebanon’s government and has a strong military force that threatens neighboring Israel, is seemingly unaffected by the status of embattled Prime Minister Saad Hariri…writes Ariel Ben Solomon/JNS.org. Read more

Storm clouds gathering over the region…writes isi Leibler

November 29, 2017 by  
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The volatility of political activity in the Middle East region is dizzying. Read more

Shake-up in Lebanon underscores Hezbollah’s ‘domination’ of Israel’s neighbour

November 8, 2017 by  
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s sudden resignation last weekend underscores the rising power of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group in Israel’s northern neighbor, political leaders and Mideast experts said….writes Aden Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Former NZ Foreign Minister responds to his predecessor’s remark on Iranian diplomat

November 5, 2017 by  
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New Zealand National Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson and foreign minister in the recently defeated government Gerry Brownlee says reports that an Iranian diplomat delivered what was effectively a hate speech at an Auckland mosque in June raises questions as to why Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters hasn’t already required the withdrawal of the diplomat’s credentials and his removal from the country. Read more

Israel’s terror tunnel discovery spotlights the ‘real proxy of Iran’ in Gaza

November 5, 2017 by  
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When it comes to terrorism emanating from the Gaza Strip, most public attention usually focuses on Hamas, the group that rules the coastal enclave…writes Yaakov Lappin/JNS.org. Read more

Tension rises in Israel’s north as Syria, Iran team to fight ‘Zio-American schemes’

October 23, 2017 by  
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The IDF struck three Syrian rocket launchers Saturday after five rockets from Syria entered the Israeli Golan Heights earlier that day, and as Iran’s military chief inked an agreement with Damascus pledging to combat “Zio-American schemes.” Read more

Trump’s ‘calm before the storm’ is a message to North Korea and Iran

October 9, 2017 by  
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Reporters continue scratching their heads about what President Trump meant when he spoke of the “calm before the storm” on Thursday as he was hosting a dinner for military commanders and their spouses. It seems clear to me that he was sending a powerful message to North Korea and Iran: change your behavior now, or prepare to face new but unspecified painful consequences…writes Alan Dershowitz. Read more

Persia, Iran, Haman and Khamenei

March 10, 2017 by  
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Once again our annual commemoration of Purim is taking place and its relevance for today could not be clearer…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Dirty secrets exposed…writes Michael Kuttner

March 3, 2017 by  
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There are countless news events concerning Israel which occur every day and never reach your media or if they do, receive distorted coverage. Read more

Danby asks Australian government to condemn Iran’s missile testing

February 17, 2017 by  
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Inserting an advertisement in the Australian Financial Review, Labor Federal MP Michael Danby has continued his campaign for the Australian government to publicly condemn Iran’s repeated firings of ballistic missiles. Read more

Will Donald Trump fire the Iran nuclear deal?…asks Sean Savage/JNS.org

November 15, 2016 by  
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The election victory by Donald Trump, a billionaire businessman who has never held political office and is a neophyte on foreign policy, has left many observers wondering about the future direction of U.S. policy abroad. Read more

NZ lifts sanctions against Iran

February 19, 2016 by  
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Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand has completed the domestic processes required to lift the United Nations sanctions against Iran. Read more

Julie Bishop responds to Danby

September 25, 2015 by  
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Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has called comments made by Federal Labor MP Michael Danby in a statement demanding a reversal of the Government’s Iran policy “juvenile”. Read more

Danby calls on Turnbull to dump Iran policy

September 24, 2015 by  
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Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has called on new Liberal Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to dump Australia’s current Iran policy established by the former administration. Read more

Does P5+1 = nuclear deal? Examining Iran’s negotiating partners

June 26, 2015 by  
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After more than a decade of intermittent negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the so-called P5+1 powers—the United States, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, and China—are nearing a June 30 deadline to finalise the Framework for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that was reached in April, or in other words, a final nuclear deal with Iran. Read more

Questioning the Foreign Minister on Iran

June 24, 2015 by  
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Federal Labor Member for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby has continued his criticism of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s U-turn on Iran. Read more

Middle East: An opportunity for new alliances

June 10, 2015 by  
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The turmoil in the Middle East presents an opportunity for new alliances that can help bring about a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an hour long address at the closing of the 2015 Herzliya Conference. Read more

Dire Straits…writes Michael Kuttner

May 8, 2015 by  
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Some of you may remember a British rock band called Dire Straits which was formed in the late 1970’s and went on to record some popular hits. Read more

A question for Julie

April 14, 2015 by  
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Federal Labor MP has a question he wants Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to ask when she visits Tehran next week on the country’s documented threat to eliminate Israel. Read more

Nuclear Knockout Not Nearly Nailed…writes David Singer

April 8, 2015 by  
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President Obama seems to have been unduly optimistic in triumphantly proclaiming the success of the P5+1 talks with Iran in Lausanne. Read more

Nations reach deal with Iran as Islamic Republic continues Mideast power play

April 3, 2015 by  
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Iran and P5+1 have reached an agreement on a preliminary nuclear deal two days past the original March 31 deadline. Read more

WJC’s reaction to Iran deal

April 3, 2015 by  
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World Jewish Congress president Ronald S. Lauder has reacted to the preliminary agreement reached by the negotiators of the P5+1 group in Lausanne. Read more

A new age of Middle East insecurity…writes Ben Cohen

April 2, 2015 by  
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Back in 2010, I interviewed Gerard Araud, who is now the French ambassador in Washington, DC, while he was still serving as France’s envoy to the United Nations in New York.We talked at length about Iran, and this was the first thing he told me: “The Iranian nuclear program has no civilian explanation whatsoever. You don’t start a civilian nuclear program by enriching uranium. It’s like if you buy the gas before the car.” Read more

The aftermath of Netanyahu’s congressional tour de force…writes Isi Leibler

March 10, 2015 by  
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A week after the event, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s extraordinary address to Congress has in no way diminished my enthusiasm for his tour de force, which exceeded all expectations. Read more

Netanyahu Puts Behaviour Change By Iran On Negotiating Agenda

March 10, 2015 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – addressing the American Congress – has made behaviour change by Iran an essential pre-requisite to the successful conclusion of negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 – France, Germany, United Kingdom, China, Russia and the United States…writes David Singer. Read more

The forgotten issue in the Iran debate…writes Stephen M. Flatow

March 5, 2015 by  
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“There was nothing new in it.” With those six words, President Barack Obama tried to dismiss the significance of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress. Read more

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