Iran

Spotlight on Iran (Week of February 22-29, 2012)

Issued on 29/02/2012 Type Article
Iran elects new Majles
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Iranian and Hezbollah Terrorist Attacks against Israeli Targets Abroad The Situation on the Ground and Background Information (February 15, 2012)

Issued on 16/02/2012 Type Article
For the past half year (May 2011-February 2012) Iran and Hezbollah have organized and carried out a terrorist campaign against Israeli targets abroad.
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Spotlight on Iran (Week of January February 8-15, 2012)

Issued on 16/02/2012 Type Article
“New Zionist plotline against Iran”: Iranian reactions to terrorist attacks on Israeli missions
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Spotlight on Iran (Week of January February 1-8, 2012)

Issued on 09/02/2012 Type Article
2012 elections: lists of candidates for conservatives released; division in conservative camp now an established fact
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The book by Judge Hadassa Ben-Itto, which exposes the fabrication of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, has been translated into Farsi and is available on the ITIC website.

Issued on 08/02/2012 Type Article
On February 8, 2012 the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center posted a 400-page Farsi translation of Hadassa Ben-Itto's book The Lie That Wouldn't Die: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
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Spotlight on Iran (Week of January 25-February 1, 2012)

Issued on 02/02/2012 Type Article
Mixed reactions to IAEA inspectors’ visit to Iran
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Exporting the Islamic Revolution was one of the Iranian revolution's original, basic objectives. Iran seeks regional hegemony and dominance of the Muslim world, and to that end has developed a network of underground organizations and terrorist groups within Islamic (especially Shi'ite) communities in the Middle East and around the world, including Africa, Latin America, Asia and beyond.
As one of Iran's main tools for exporting the revolution, Iran supports countries and organizations using terrorism to attack Israeli, American and Western interests; Iran seeks to destabilize and subvert pro-Western regimes to promote its own interests.
Israeli-Iranian relations had their ups and downs. During the reign of the Shah of Iran the two countries were allied politically. After the revolution and the establishment of the Islamic Republic, Iran revoked its recognition of Israel and ended all official relations with it. Khomeini often publicly expressed his extremist anti-Israeli, anti-Zionist positions even while living in exile. Relations between Iran and Israel became even more strained when Ahmadinejad rose to power in 2005. The regime in Iran repeatedly states its intention of destroying Israel and its policies, which include Holocaust denial, are both anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic.
To implement its anti-Israeli policies Iran has broadened its ties to the terrorist organizations operating against Israel. Iran encourages the terrorist organizations, especially the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah, to attack Israel, and finances and arms both organizations. In recent years large shipments of weapons from Iran have been intercepted as they were en route to the Palestinian terrorist organizations.
To promote its regional and global interests and aspirations, Iran is developing military nuclear capabilities and developing long-range missiles and war heads which can reach Israel, the rest of the Middle East and Europe.