John Cleese goes nuts on Iran in Israeli advert

By Anna Sheinman, August 30, 2012

Fawlty Towers ended 33 years ago, but John Cleese, it seems, has still not learned to avoid mentioning the war.

In a new advert for an Israeli chocolate spread, Cleese, playing a US army general, accidentally sanctions an air strike by Israel.


How Britain’s banks doomed Iran approach to failure

By Alex Brummer, August 24, 2012

Britain's banks have had a dreadful summer. Money laundering charges against our two biggest international banks HSBC and Standard Chartered (SCB), coming hard on the heels of the Libor interest rate rigging scandal at Barclays, delivered enormous reputational damage.


The Iranian argument threat

By Jonathan Freedland, August 24, 2012

Normally we wait till it's too late, so let's get this clear in advance.


Giant rift at the top as Peres rebuffs Netanyahu on Iran

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 23, 2012

President Shimon Peres expressed his views on an Israeli strike against Iran in public “only when he felt there was nothing else he could do and we were close to the moment of truth”, insisted presidential aides.


BBC defends Iran attack web story

By Marcus Dysch, August 23, 2012

The BBC has defended a story based on a fake document outlining the possible scale of an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The corporation altered the headline on its website article which focused on the claims of Richard Silverstein, a Seattle-based liberal Jewish blogger.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.