Spotlight on Iran

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 4 – 10, 2015)

Issued on 10/02/2015 Type Article
Israel's south remains quiet. In Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem violence and terrorism continue in the so-called "popular resistance." This past week terrorist operatives of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) held training exercises which included simulations of taking over an IDF post and abducting an IDF soldier. This past week Mahmoud Abbas issued an edict establishing a high national committee to monitor PA appeals to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, chaired by Saeb Erekat.
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Spotlight on Iran - Bill to Encourage Childbirth and Marriage Threatens to Increase Discrimination against Women in Iran

Issued on 30/10/2013 Type Article
A bill to encourage childbirth and marriage among young people that has been deliberated in the Majles in recent months is arousing an incisive public discourse.
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Spotlight on Iran - The return of the political eulogists

Issued on 27/10/2013 Type Article
In recent weeks, two prominent Iranian preachers have come out strongly against the Iranian president and the chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council. One of them even wished for the death of Rafsanjani.
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Spotlight on Iran - The voices of Iran’s young people: letter from an anonymous young woman to Foreign Minister Zarif on his Facebook page

Issued on 23/10/2013 Type Article
Since taking office, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has become one of the most active politicians on social networks inside and outside Iran. His Facebook page and Twitter account have hundreds of thousands of followers.
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Spotlight on Iran - From the family grocery store to holding nuclear talks: Iranian website publishes more of President Rowhani’s memoirs

Issued on 20/10/2013 Type Article
On October 10, the Asr-e Iran website published extensive excerpts from an interview granted by Iranian President Hassan Rowhani a few years ago to the author of the book Young Politicians.
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Spotlight on Iran - Spotlight on Hossein Fereydoun, President Hassan Rowhani’s younger brother and adviser

Issued on 13/10/2013 Type Article
Since the election of Iranian President Hassan Rowhani, his brother, Hossein Fereydoun, has been presented in the Iranian media as one of his allies and senior advisers.
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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