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Argentine AMIA bombing prosecutor dead

It was only last Wednesday that I posted about Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman filing a complaint against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and others for covering up evidence against Iran for its role in the 1994 bombing at the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in which 85 people were [...]

Argentine prosecutor accuses President Kirchner of coverup in AMIA bombing probe

Perhaps– just perhaps– a tide is starting to turn.
In 2013 we reported on the “truth commission” agreed to by the governments of Argentina and Iran to investigate the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires which killed 86 people.
This was a stunning step backwards from Argentina’s position in 2006, when prosecutors [...]

Straws in the Iranian wind?

I’ve long been at least as absorbed by what’s going on (politically, economically and socially) inside Iran as I have been in Iran’s potential nuclear weapons capabilities, in the progress (or lack of same) of negotiations on nukes, the regime’s anti-Israel activities, etc.
So I’ve noted some recent reports with particular interest:
–In the queue for bread [...]

Rosewater

On Sunday I drove 50 miles to the big city (Roanoke, Virginia) to see “Rosewater,” a movie based on the experiences of the Iranian-born journalist Maziar Bahari as he covered the beginning of the 2009 Green Revolution and underwent 118 days of solitary confinement, endless interrogation and brutal treatment in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison as [...]

I didn’t know they cared

When an Iranian official expresses concern for the safety and security of Israel, it’s time to count the diplomatic and political silverware– or something.
[Deputy Foreign Minister] Hossein Amir Abdollahian was quoted by Iranian media, in what would be a rare confirmation of Iran-US discussions over Isis, as saying Iran had warned Washington that Israel would [...]

Who’d have guessed?

Participants in the recent Tehran “anti-Zionist” conference were shocked– shocked!– to find extremism and antisemitism going on.
Update: In case anyone is unfamiliar with the original:

Guess who turned up for “anti-Zionist” conference in Tehran?

Israel-haters, conspiracy theorists and Holocaust deniers have concluded a three-day conference in Tehran aimed at exposing Zionist control of– well, just about everything.
Among the reported attendees who may be familiar to Harry’s Place readers:
–9/11 truther Wayne Madsen.
–Anglican vicar Stephen Sizer.
–All-around nutjob Kevin Barrett.
–Nuttierjob Ken O’Keefe.
–Antisemitic French “comedian” Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala.
Medea Benjamin of the cringe-inducing American [...]

Ghoncheh Ghavami imprisoned after trying to watch Iran play volleyball

Cross-posted from Potkin Azarmehr at For a democratic secular Iran

On 20th June this year, Ghoncheh Ghavami had gone along to watch Iran’s national volleyball team play against the Italian side. In any normal country, this would have been a joyous event, but in Iran for Ghoncheh and other women it carried a risk. Women are [...]

Khamenei still pissed off at 2009 “seditionists”

Remember back in 2009, when millions of Iranians took to the streets to protest a rigged presidential election and demand genuine democracy– until their uprising was brutally crushed by the ruling regime?
One popular chant of the demonstrators– rejecting the regime’s emphasis on support for Israel’s enemies Hamas and Hezbollah– was “Not Gaza, not Lebanon, I’ll [...]

Solidarity from the Islamic world

I hope Israelis can find some encouragement in these photos, posted as part of an “I Stand with Israel” Facebook campaign.