Biden administration denies report in Lebanese news outlet affiliated with the Iranians, that they agreed to free 4 Iranian prisoners and release $7 billion in frozen assets in order to work out deal with Tehran.
By David Rosenberg
The United States has agreed to release Iranians accused of aiding the Tehran regime in the US, and unfreeze billions of dollars in Iranian assets as part of a prisoner exchange with Tehran, a news outlet aligned with the Iranian government reported Sunday afternoon.
Who’s on the wrong side? Biden supporting Iran, or Israel & Saudi Arabia against Iran? – Photos: Wikimedia
Al Mayadeen, a Lebanese news outlet affiliated with the Iranian-aligned Hezbollah terrorist group reported Sunday that the Biden administration has agreed to free four Iranian nationals who have been accused of helping Tehran circumvent US sanctions. Continue Reading »
Op-Ed: Only if Teheran feels Israel can actually destroy their bunkered nuclear production sites will there be a serious deterrent in preventing Iran from producing a nuclear arsenal.
– Unlike the US, Israel has a long history in flying extended distances from its borders to destroy nuclear installations of its enemies.
By EHUD EILAM
US President Joe Biden’s administration seeks to negotiate with Iran. If it does not work, the US will have to deter Iran from producing nuclear weapons. Another scenario is that the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, might survive and even be improved following future negotiations. Continue Reading »
Israel’s alleged disruption of Iran’s illegal oil-smuggling to Syria (that directly finances Hezbollah’s regional expansion & terror activities), then Tehran’s subsequent maritime retaliations, appears to have exasperated Biden officials that are seeking to renew negotiations with the Iranians.
By Yaakov Lappin and JNS
Recent reports suggest that the United States is disturbed by aspects of the Israeli-Iranian shadow war raging across the region – in this case, at sea. It seems reasonable to conclude that Washington is trying to lower tensions it fears can spoil attempts to negotiate a new nuclear agreement with Tehran.
American sources told The Wall Street Journal in recent days that since 2019, Israel allegedly attacked 12 ships illegally carrying Iranian oil to Syria, using weapons such as limpet mines to damage the vessels. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister called ecological damage, ‘environmental terrorism’, saying those responsible for intentionally discharging crude oil off Israel’s northern coast ‘must pay the price’ for devastation to Israeli nature and animals.
By Ilana Curiel, News Agencies
The recent oil spill off Israel’s shores that caused massive ecological damage was caused by a Libyan ship sailing from Iran to Syria, Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said on Wednesday, describing the incident as “environmental terrorism.”
The country’s investigation had focused on an unidentified ship that passed about 50 km (30 miles) off the coast on Feb. 11 as the likely source of what environmentalist groups are calling an ecological disaster that could take years to clean up. Continue Reading »
Steven Spielberg’s movie on the Holocaust undid decades of lies, inspired me to go see Auschwitz for myself and taught me that the truth will eventually come to light.
– In Iran, I was taught to hate Israel and Jews. Then I watched Schindler’s List.
By Omid Safari
I am an Iranian, born in Iran one year after the Islamic Revolution in 1980. I spent my entire childhood there and was schooled in its educational system, which is designed by an extremist Islamic cult known as the Islamic Republic of Iran. Throughout those years and up until today, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel dogma pervaded the society and was taught in all school and university textbooks. Continue Reading »
Israeli flag and banner thanking the Mossad seen attached to an overpass in Tehran, following the apparent assassination of Iran’s leading nuclear scientist.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
An Israeli flag and a banner praising the Jewish state’s intelligence agency were spotted above a busy street in Tehran on Monday.
Video footage and photographs of the flag and banner started circulating on social media, following reports that unknown individuals had hung the flag and banner across a bridge over a boulevard in Tehran’s Pars neighborhood.
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Both Jerusalem and Riyadh fear US President-elect Biden will adopt outdated, dangerous Obama policies on Iran which seriously damaged Washington’s ties with its traditional Jewish and Sunni Middle East allies.
By Reuters and ILH Staff
A historic meeting between Israel’s prime minister and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has sent a strong signal to allies and enemies alike that the two countries remain deeply committed to containing their common foe Iran.
Last Sunday’s covert meeting in the Saudi city of Neom, confirmed by Israeli officials but publicly denied by Riyadh, conveyed a coordinated message to US President-elect Joe Biden that Washington’s main allies in the region are closing ranks. Continue Reading »
Released for publication: Israel’s Shin Bet security agency says it foiled the plans of an Iranian and Hezbollah run Palestinian terror cell, working under the guise of a PA humanitarian aid agency, to kidnap an IDF soldier in order to force the release of jailed Palestinian terrorists.
By Yoav Zitun
Israel has uncovered an Iranian-backed terror cell operating under the guise of a humanitarian aid agency in the Palestinian Authority-run West Bank, officials from the Shin Bet security service said Tuesday.
The discovery of the cell by the Shin Bet and IDF prevented terror attacks planned for the West Bank, the officials said. Continue Reading »
REPORT: Fox News strategic analyst US General Jack Keane [Ret.] suggested that Israel was conducting a smart and successful covert campaign against the Iranian nuclear and missile-delivery programs, with the help of local dissidents, “and they may not be finished yet.”
By Tal Polon
Retired US Army General and Fox News strategic analyst Jack Keane said that the series of explosions that have taken place recently at locations around Iran are no accident, contrary to what Iran has claimed.
“In the past several months, there have been dozens of so-called ‘accidents’ the Iranians claim are taking place […] That is no longer a credible claim, considering the sheer numbers of them,” Keane told Fox News. Continue Reading »
Tehran says Saturday’s massive fire that damaged a power plant in the restive Khuzestan province also “was an accident”… but was it?
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Iran is under intense pressure after four serious explosions that appear to have damaged key infrastructure linked to its missile and nuclear program, as well as other facilities.
On Saturday yet another massive fire damaged a power plant in its restive Khuzestan province. Iran said, once again, this was an accident. But quietly Iran is letting it be known that there are concerns, including through commentary at its major media suggesting it might respond to the attacks. Continue Reading »
Initial reports claimed that at least four Iranian militants we killed after the Syrian air defense systems were activated.
By TZVI JOFFRE
At least four Iranian militants and three civilians were killed and another four people were wounded, including a child, after Syrian air defense systems were activated in response to an alleged Israeli airstrike targeting the Damascus area from Lebanese airspace early Monday morning, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
The attack marks the second airstrike in Syria blamed on Israel in the past week.
The civilian deaths and injuries were caused after shrapnel from Israeli missiles hit homes in the towns of Al-Hujaira and Al-Adliya in the Damascus area, according to Syria’s state news agency SANA. Continue Reading »
In addition to the tomb-purchasing initiative, the Jewish community also planned to build a vocational school named after Cyrus the Great, as well as a hospital and an exhibition dedicated to Cyrus’ achievements.
By CHEN MALUL/NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL
It is not entirely clear whose idea it was, but in 1968, a vigorous correspondence developed between Jewish representatives in the Iranian parliament and officials from the regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Iran’s ruler at the time. The focus of this exchange was an attempt to purchase the Tomb of Esther and Mordechai at Hamedan. The pretext? Celebrations marking the 2,500th anniversary of the Edict of Cyrus, which were to be held in 1971. Continue Reading »
The Coronavirus is credited for killing the ‘butcher’ of Tehran, named for his role in brutally suppressing civilian protests, just after the death of Expediency Council member Mohammad Mirmohammadi on Monday.
– Iran’s percentage of deaths to infections, 3.3%, is much higher than other countries.
By Netta Bar, Dean Shmuel Elmas, AP
Another senior Iranian official has been killed by the coronavirus, Iran’s Tasnim News Agency reported on Wednesday, a day after Iran put its armed forces on alert to assist health officials in battling the virus, which has killed at least 77 people in an outbreak that has sickened top officials and pushed even supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei into wearing disposable gloves while trying to reassure the nation. Continue Reading »
For Iraq, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon and other countries now infected by the coronavirus because of the Muslim pilgrimage to the infected holy city of Qom, and the theocrat government’s subsequent decision to not consider the issue an emergency, Iran couldn’t care less if thousands will die.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
On Monday, Iranian official Ahmad Amirabadi said there have been up to 50 deaths in Iran from coronavirus. The regime did what it knows how to do best: It sought to silence him and condemn him for spreading the news, claiming that only 12 had died from the virus and that there were only 61 cases in the country. Continue Reading »