Archive for 'Iran'
Iran’s new president and foreign minister may be trying to give the impression of a kinder, gentler line toward the Jewish people, but if so, that hasn’t filtered down to the hacks at the state-owned Press TV.
Here are some other people who have been spotted acting Jew:
And yes, even him:
(Hat tip: Michael)
This tweet from Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, appeared a few minutes ago. Now it’s gone.
Make of it what you will.
Update: This is interesting. Iran’s foreign minister responds to a tweet from Christine Pelosi (daughter of House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi).
@sfpelosi Iran never denied it. The man who was perceived to be [...]
Posted: September 5th, 2013 under Iran.
The Iranian presidency has proven to be an ultimately powerless position, and I wouldn’t read too much into it anyway, but I thought this tweet in the name of Iran’s new president was interesting:
As the sun is about to set here in #Tehran I wish all Jews, especially Iranian Jews, a blessed Rosh Hashanah. pic.twitter.com/tmaf84×7UR
This is a cross-post by Paul Canning
It’s Russia, Russia, Russia when it comes to ‘foreign gay news’ these days. But it’s a much bigger and badder gay world out there.
Although the video footage of gays being tormented by Russian Nazis is mainstream news, worse footage from Jamaica is failing to attract anything like the same attention. [...]
Cross-posted from Potkin Azarmehr
Last week, “Negin-e-Kerman”, a local publication in the Kerman province in Iran, was banned. Hamid Eshaghi, the interrogator for Branch 3 of the Kerman revolutionary court said the publication was banned for “Insulting the sacred values, propaganda against the Islamic Republic and perturbing the public’s thoughts”.
An article that was published [...]
This is a guest post by Jacobinism
Our dear Imam [the late Ayatollah Khomeini] said that Israel must be wiped off the map and this was a very wise statement. We cannot compromise over the issue of Palestine.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 25 Oct. 2005
The meaning of these words, arguably the most notorious Iran’s erstwhile President [...]
Posted: August 9th, 2013 under Iran.
Cross-posted from Potkin Azarmehr at For a democratic secular Iran
Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander said the decision by Britain to decline the invitation to attend the inauguration ceremony of the new president of the Islamic Republic was “ill-judged and short sighted”.
It would be good to know what Douglas Alexander would have expected the UK [...]
Posted: August 4th, 2013 under Iran.
Whose bright idea was this?
I’d like to attribute it to sheer ignorance on the part of one or more persons at BBC Persian, which broadcasts to Iran.
Atzmon is a favorite at the Iranian state English-language channel Press TV. He published an article on the channel’s website claiming that Zionists control the anti-Israel BDS campaign.
If BBC [...]
This is a guest post by Stephen Hoffman
In the mid 1980s, as part of its commitment to spread the Iranian Islamist Revolution abroad, the IRG (Iranian Revolutionary Guards) created Hezbollah through its external branch, the Quds Force. Since then it has funded Hezbollah to the hilt, as well as providing them with lethal weapons. Today [...]
Posted: July 30th, 2013 under Iran.
Cross-posted from Potkin Azarmehr at For a Democratic Secular Iran
In the Islamic Apartheid Republic of Iran, all religious minorities have been made into second class citizens. Even Shiites who adhere to a different interpretation of the faith than the official state ideology have been victims. However, one can say without a shadow of doubt that [...]