Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iranian presidential candidates reflect discontent with Ahmadinejad stance

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 3, 2013

The Iranian presidential elections are just under six weeks away and although the current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is barred from running for a third term, his record is being attacked by a number of candidates. What is even more surprising is that they are attacking him on his policy towards Israel and the Jewish people.


Ahmadinejad visits Egypt - next stop Gaza?

By Anna Sheinman, February 5, 2013

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrived in Cairo in the first Iranian state visit to Egypt since its revolution in 1979 and says he also wants to visit Gaza.


Protesters take to the streets over Iran currency crisis

By Jennifer Lipman, October 3, 2012

Iranian anti-government protesters gathered in Tehran on Wednesday as demonstrators called for the government to change course following a slump in the country's currency.


Ahmadinejad interviewed by Piers Morgan on CNN

By Anna Sheinman, September 25, 2012

In a CNN interview with Piers Morgan on Monday night, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clarified what he meant when he said that Israel should be wiped off the map.


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.


Ahmadinejad accuses 'Zionist clan' of controlling media, banks

By Jennifer Lipman, August 3, 2012

A US hate monitor has labelled comments by Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "ominous" and warned the world to stop making excuses for him.

The Iranian leader, in statements quoted on his presidential website, spoke of a centuries-old Zionist conspiracy and accused the US predsidential candidates of "kissing the feet" of Zionists.


Palestinian leader Abbas to visit Iran

By Jennifer Lipman, July 9, 2012

Israeli officials have expressed concern at the decision by the Palestinian president to accept an invitation to Tehran.


Brazilian Jews urge president to avoid Ahmadinejad meeting

By Josh Jackman, June 12, 2012

Delegates representing Brazilian Jews have called on the nation's president not to meet Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his upcoming visit to the country.


Iran's Ahmadinejad wants to come to the London Olympics

By Jennifer Lipman, May 18, 2012

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has "no business" attending the London Olympic Games this summer, the World Jewish Congress said this week.

The Iranian leader told the country's official news agency that he wanted to go to the games to watch some of the 50 Iranian athletes who had qualified compete for gold.


Netanyahu: Iran given free pass at nuclear talks

By Jennifer Lipman, April 16, 2012

The Israeli Prime Minister has criticised international officials for a weak response to Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Representatives from the US. Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany met Iranian officials last week for nuclear talks. The discussions were disbanded until May 23, but were labelled "constructive and useful" by Baroness Ashton, the EU foreign policy chief.