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Spotlight on Iran* (January 15 – 29, 2017)

The Astana talks on the future of Syria ended on January 24, 2017. Iran, Russia and Turkey agreed to establish a joint mechanism to oversee the Syrian ceasefire. A spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry denied claims made at the UN by the Israeli ambassador that Iran was using commercial Mahan Air flights to transfer
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The military show of strength held by Hezbollah in the Syrian city of Al-Qusayr

On November 13, 2016, Hezbollah held a first-of-its-kind military show of strength, exceptional in scope. The show of strength took place near the Syrian city of Al-Qusayr, in the northern Bekaa Valley (about 15 km from the border with Lebanon). It was part of a series of events held to commemorate Hezbollah’s Martyr’s Day annually
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Spotlight on Iran* (November 7-20, 2016)

Faysal Meqdad, the Syrian deputy foreign minister, paid a visit to Tehran and met with senior Iranian officials. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, advisor to the speaker of the Majlis (the Iranian parliament) for international affairs, told him Iran would continue to support Syria in its fight against terrorism. Mohammad Bagheri, the Iranian chief of staff, said that
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Spotlight on Iran* (October 23 – November 6, 2016)

Four Iranians, two of them high-ranking officers, were killed by rebels in Syria. They died during the attack begun by Syrian rebel organizations in Aleppo aimed at breaking the Syrian forces’ siege of the city’s eastern neighborhoods. Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, meeting with families of Iranian fighters killed in Syria, said he was particularly
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Hostility towards Israel continues to be a fundamental element of Iranian foreign policy – Dr. Raz Zimmt

Iran’s diplomatic charm offensive, which began in the summer of 2013 with the election of Hassan Rouhani as Iranian president, and the nuclear agreement signed with the Western powers in the summer of 2015, raised the question of whether Iran’s foreign policy towards Israel had become more moderate.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 10-16, 2016)

This past week prominent terrorist events were a stabbing attack in the A-Tor neighborhood of east Jerusalem and two attempted stabbing attacks, one at a roadblock near the community of Shaked (northern Samaria) and the other at a roadblock in Hebron. The Israeli security forces recently exposed a number of terrorist squads in Judea and
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