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What was Iran hiding in a warehouse in Turquz Abad?

Netanyahu said used his UN general Assembly speech to pinpoint a 'secret' atomic storage facility on the outskirts of Tehran in a village called Turquz Abad. (AFP) By Bret L. Stephens September 6, 2019 Reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency don’t usually make for riveting reading, so you may have missed last Friday’s latest, soporifically [...]

By |September 6th, 2019|Iran, Isreal|

Any way you slice it, Iran-linked Hezbollah had a very bad month

Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah. (AFP) By Tony Badran September 6, 2019 After a period of relative calm on Israel’s northern border, the past two weeks have seen a sudden spate of attacks and counterattacks between Israel and Hezbollah. The escalation began on Aug. 24 when Israeli Defense Forces thwarted a planned [...]

By |September 6th, 2019|Isreal, Lebanon|

UK and Israeli leaders agree on need to stop Iran getting nuclear weapon

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) poses at the start of his meeting with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) inside 10 Downing Street in central London on September 5, 2019. (AFP) September 5, 2019 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed during a meeting in London on [...]

By |September 5th, 2019|Europe, Isreal|

Israel: Iran-backed Hezbollah plans advanced missile plant in Lebanon’s Bekaa

Israeli soldiers block the road on the border with Lebanon in the northern town of Metula, December 4, 2018. (AP) September 4, 2019 Israel accused Hezbollah on Tuesday of setting up a factory for precision-guided missiles in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley, in a veiled warning of further possible Israeli counter-strikes after a drone attack [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Isreal, Lebanon|

Judo chief threatened to kick Iran out of Olympics if Israel snubbed

Georgia's Luka Maisuradze (in white) celebrates winning the bronze medal in his fight against Iran's Saeid Mollaei in the men's under 81kg category during the 2019 Judo World Championships. (AFP) September 2, 2019 The head of the International Judo Federation reportedly threatened to bar Iran from participating in the Olympics — in any [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Isreal|

Iran says Hezbollah’s attack on Israel’s army was a retaliatory move

Admiral Ali Shamkhani, Iran's Supreme National Security Council Director. (Reuters) September 2, 2019 Hezbollah’s policy is aimed at safeguarding the interests of Lebanon, Iran’s state news agency IRNA quoted a senior Iranian security official as saying in reaction to the Iran-backed group’s attack on Israel’s army on Sunday. “Hezbollah enjoys significant popular support [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Isreal, Lebanon|

Iran arrests religious eulogists on charges of ‘spying for Israel’

Iranian Shiite take part in commemorations marking Ashura, October 12, 2016.(Getty) September 2, 2019 Chairman of the Iranian Eulogists Basij Organization says security forces have arrested "A number of eulogists trained in Israel to dishonor Shiite Ashura ceremonies." Eulogists (preachers or maddahs in Persian) sing in religious gathering and ceremonies in Iran. The regime [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Isreal|

Iran’s media near silent as Israeli military uses Farsi to blame it for tensions

Israeli military’s new Farsi-language Twitter account, taken on Aug. 30, 2019. The IDF launched the account on Aug. 21. (Screenshot) August 31, 2019 Iran's state-run media have responded with near silence to the Israeli military's launching Farsi social media channels to try to convince Iranians that their Islamist rulers are to blame for tensions [...]

By |August 31st, 2019|Isreal|

Iran’s judo star seeking asylum in Germany after pressure not to compete with an Israeli

Georgia's Luka Maisuradze (in white) celebrates winning the bronze medal in his fight against Iran's Saeid Mollaei in the men's under 81kg category during the 2019 Judo World Championships. (AFP) August 31, 2019 The hero of Iranian judo whose recent loss to a Georgian in world competitions was dubbed as the biggest surprise [...]

By |August 31st, 2019|Europe, Isreal|

Netanyahu tells Macron timing wrong for Iran talks on nuclear deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Reuters) August 31, 2019 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday to avoid new talks with Israel’s regional arch-foe Iran, his office said, as European leaders pushed to save the 2015 nuclear deal. “This is precisely the wrong timing to hold talks with Iran, [...]

By |August 31st, 2019|Europe, Isreal|