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Stirring Up Antisemitism in Iran

On December 14 2005, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became the first senior Iranian politician to deny the Holocaust.

His government achieved another first recently, by officially allowing the propagation of the fake “Iranian holocaust” story. In this story, two Jewish saints ordered the massacre of more than 70,000 Iranians.

The propagation of such antisemitic narrative by the government is unprecedented in Iranian history.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2010/dec/27/iranian-antisemitism-graves-jewish-saints


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Posted on : Jan 05 2011
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When Two Ayatollahs Kiss

Every day in Iran, millions of men kiss each other on the cheek as sign of respectful friendship.


However a recent kiss between two people has started jaws wagging.


A friendly beso, or is there more to it?

http://the-diplomat.com/2010/09/21/when-two-ayatollahs-kiss/


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Posted on : Sep 21 2010
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Iran’s Next President?

The decision to elect and groom Iran’s next president belongs to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Ahmadinejad has nowhere near the authority of Khamenei.

However this is not stopping him from grooming his choice for next president of the Islamic Republic.

http://the-diplomat.com/2010/09/03/irans-next-president/


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Posted on : Sep 03 2010
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Tehran Stock Exchange’s Startling Performance

Looking for a good investment?

Tired of investing money in stock exchanges which have had less luck than US Middle East envoy George Mitchell?

Want to invest in a stock exchange whose index has grown by no less than 17% in six months?

Then the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) maybe for you.

The Iranian economy is going through one of its most miserable periods, yet the TSE is breaking records like never before.

Just what is going on?

http://the-diplomat.com/2010/08/17/iran%E2%80%99s-bizarre-share-prices/


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Posted on : Aug 17 2010
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The Turkey vs Iran Flotilla Race

To some Iranians, the Turkish flotilla shouldn’t be interpreted as an attack on the Israeli siege of Gaza, but first and foremost as an assault against their influence in Gaza.

Iran’s efforts to send its own flotilla are testimony to that.

http://the-diplomat.com/2010/06/18/iran%E2%80%99s-next-rival-turkey/

http://the-diplomat.com/2010/06/18/iran%E2%80%99s-next-rival-turkey/


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Posted on : Jun 18 2010
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Nuclear weapons = more stability for Iran?

I am about to embark on a full day simulation.

Its title is “Iran – The Day After”. It will basically try to asses the behavior of Iran after it will become armed with nuclear weapons.

I will be a member of the Iran team.

http://portal.idc.ac.il/en/schools/Government/Research/iran/Pages/homepage.aspx

Here are my thoughts before the simulation begins.

The main question asked in this article is: will nuclear weapons and their ability to create deterrence being security and stability for the Islamic republic?

http://the-diplomat.com/2010/05/13/iran-risking-multi-front-war/

Lets see if the simulation proves otherwise.

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Posted on : May 16 2010
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Lula plays a risky diplomatic game in Iran

On Saturday 15th of May, the President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will arrive in Tehran.
Will he, much like professional football players from his country manage to score a goal from a very difficult angle?

Or is he risking too much by going to a country which is becoming increasingly isolated?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/may/13/lula-brazil-iran-nuclear


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Posted on : May 13 2010
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Obama’s nuclear misstep in Iran

The Mahmoud Ahmadinejad show arrived at the UN for the sixth time, and much like its previous episodes, it did not disappoint. His speech contained its usual anti-Israel and anti-US diatribe but, surprisingly,
this year he also had some interesting and salient points.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/may/04/obama-nuclear-misstep-iran


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Posted on : May 04 2010
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