Iran

Anti-Israel Al-Quds demonstrations in Iran

By Sandy Rashty, August 17, 2012

Iran’s national anti-Israel day led to a fresh wave of flag burning demonstrations in Tehran today to support of the "Palestinian resistance to the Israeli regime".

International Al-Quds Day, which has been annually staged since the 1979 Islamic revolution, encouraged citizens to stage mass demonstrations in support of the destruction of Israel.

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Preparing for war

August 16, 2012

As the world speculates over an Israeli strike at Iran's nuclear facilities, those who live in the shadow of events have gone unnoticed.

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Israel tests text message missile alert system

By Ben Hartman, August 16, 2012

Amid increasing talk of a possible war with Iran, on Sunday the IDF Home Front Command began sending out text messages to Israelis across the country to test a nationwide emergency alert system.

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Is Israel really preparing for an attack on Iran?

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, August 16, 2012

The question of whether Israel is on the brink of a strike against Iran periodically resurfaces as the Persian country’s march to a nuclear weapon continues unabated and Israeli leaders indicate, openly or subtly, that their patience is running out.

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Israelis sceptical about unilateral strike on Iran

By Jennifer Lipman, August 16, 2012

Nearly two thirds of Israelis are against their government taking unilateral action against Iran and more than half are not convinced that it will do so.

According to a poll conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute, 61 per cent of Israelis Jews do not back a strike on Iran conducted without US support.

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Families of dead Iranian scientists set to sue Israel

By Sandy Rashty, August 15, 2012

BRITAIN, the USA and Israel may face legal action after family members of dead Iranian scientists accused them of being behind their assassinations.

Rahim Ahmadi Roshan, the father of a former Natanz uranium enrichment employee, has appealed to international bodies via Iran’s judiciary after his son Mostafa was killed in a January bomb attack.

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Iran debate reaches boiling point in Israel

By Sandy Rashty, August 15, 2012

The debate about whether or not Israel should attack Iran has reached boiling point in the Jewish state.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week said Iran’s programme “dwarfed” all other threats to the existence of Israel.

“Iran must not be permitted to obtain nuclear weapons,” he told an Israeli television station.

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Sinai strike signals deluge after Assad

By John R Bradley, August 9, 2012

it has long been held that Iran is the greatest threat facing Israel. But there is a far more imminent danger - and it is closer to home.

With Assad's regime ever closer to implosion, many groups are circling for power in Syria. Prominent among these are foreign jihadists who have been flooding into the country to fight and are waiting for their chance to turn their firepower on Israel.

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British bank accused of hiding billion-dollar Iran deals

By Orlando Radice, August 7, 2012

Standard Chartered may lose its licence to do business in the US after a report by New York regulators alleged that the British bank hid more than £160bn in illegal Iranian transactions.

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India accuses Iranian military over Delhi attack on Israelis

By Jennifer Lipman, August 1, 2012

Iran's military organisation has been fingered by Indian investigators hunting the perpetrators of an attack on the country's Israeli embassy in February.

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