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If Israel offered a bloggers’ tour to the Hezbollah – Iranian Tunnels, would you join?

One of the major international stories of the past week has been the discovery of sophisticated tunnels constructed by Hezbollah, traversing underneath Lebanon’s southern border into Israel. Taking a leaf out of the Hamas playbook in Gaza, there seems little

Posted in AP, Iranian Foreign Relations, Media Coverage, Military, Other News

Iran is losing the people – sports and politics

A storm has erupted in Iran. A hashtag titled “NoBan4OurPlayers” has been launched. The nytimes is one of the few mainstream media outlets that devoted a report to this issue. It may look like a sports issue, but it is

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Time for accountability of organizers of discriminatory sport events in Iran

Only a month ago (March 15) we ran a piece about sports discrimination in Iran, due to the expelling of the teen siblings from chess tournaments. Here we stand only a month later, with two more incidents of sports gender

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Other News

American Elections and Iran

Speculation is rising, in the media and among think tanks, regarding the possible impact of the American presidential election, on future American policy towards Iran. In the overview of the candidate positions, ballotpedia summarizes “Hillary Clinton supports the Iran nuclear deal,

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Nuclear Crisis, Media Coverage, nuclear talks, Other News

Re Iran – Opportunity for chess (FIDE) to be more “muscular” than Volley-ball (FIVB)!

Other than the fact that both are regarded as a type of sport, there would seem to be no common denominator between chess and volley-ball. Volley-ball entails physical effort, on a large court, usually out-doors and requires a ball. Chess

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Posted in Human Rights, Other News

‘Homeland’ Actress Highlights the Great Risk Taken by Dual Citizens Visiting Iran

As revealed to us in the sensational NY Times Magazine exposure on Ben Rhodes, an integral part of Iranian-Western diplomacy is the use of media outlets – including op-eds and leading news sites – to address leaders and influence public

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News

Iranian Honesty & Moderate/Hardliner Divide Questioned – in light of Holocaust Cartoon Contest

The world is looking on as Iran gears up for its latest Holocaust cartoon contest. As conscious as ever of his public image in the West as a “moderate,” and of the need to end Iran’s international isolation, Iranian Foreign

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Posted in Iranian Politics, Media Coverage, Other News
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