Delegation Led By Rep. Cantor Presses Middle East Allies On Iran

01/14/2012 - 19:00

A congressional delegation led by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) discussed Iran with U.S. allies in the region.

The group held meetings with foreign officials in Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Iran Blames Israel For Another Nuclear Scientist's Death

01/10/2012 - 19:00

Iranian officials are blaming Israel for an attack in Tehran that killed a nuclear scientist.

Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, was killed Wednesday when a bomb placed on his car by a motorcyclist exploded. Roshan reportedly was a supervisor at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, in addition to being a professor at Tehran's technical university.

Iran Threatens To Cut Off Mideast Oil

12/26/2011 - 19:00

Iran will close the Strait of Hormuz if its oil exports are subjected to foreign sanctions, the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported.

"If they impose sanctions on Iran's oil exports, then even one drop of oil cannot flow from the Straits of Hormuz," IRNA quoted Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iran's first vice-president, as saying, referring to Western countries.

GOP Hopefuls -- Minus Ron Paul -- Address Republican Jewish Coalition

12/07/2011 - 19:00

Appearing with five fellow candidates at a Republican Jewish Coalition forum, Newt Gingrich called for “a dramatically rethought strategy for the Middle East.”

Israel Shifting Tone On Iran

After threats of an attack, a change as the rhetoric softens this week.
11/14/2011 - 19:00
Staff Writer

After much saber rattling about possible military action to halt Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, Israeli officials have changed tactics following the release of a report on Iran’s nuclear ambitions. 

“Now we’re not seeing talk of unilateral action but a call for a broader approach,” said Gerald Steinberg, a political science professor at Bar-Ilan University.

The Assembly Takes On Tehran

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver wants to use access to business in the Empire State as leverage to keep companies from doing business with Ahmadinejad's Iran.

Today, the Manhattan Democrat announced what he called landmark legislation that would prevent not just Albany but municipal governments here from any contracts with companies with ties to Tehran. He cited the recent suspected attempt by the Iranian government to hatch a terror plot that, officials said, may have involved an attack on the Israeli and Saudi embassies here.

New Industrial Virus Uses Code From Iran-Targeted Stuxnet

10/24/2011 - 20:00


(JTA) -- A computer virus similar to the Stuxnet virus that attacked Iran's nuclear program has been identified.

Duqu, with a malicious code similar to Stuxnet, was discovered on computer systems in Europe, the computer security firm Symantec said in a report issued Tuesday.

"Parts of Duqu are nearly identical to Stuxnet, but with a completely different purpose," Symantec said in its report. "Duqu is essentially the precursor to a future Stuxnet-like attack."

Iran Terror Plot Halted, Officials Say

10/10/2011 - 20:00

U.S. officials say they frustrated an Iranian plot to use a weapon of mass destruction on American soil. The targets may have included Israel’s embassy here.

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday outlined charges filed in New York City against two men -- an Iranian American and an Iranian. The Iranian American is in custody, while the Iranian is at large.

Holder alleged that the plot involved a plan to hire members of the Mexican drug cartel to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador to Washington.

Community Celebrates Return Of Iran Captive Josh Fattal

09/25/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The shofar was blown in one suburban Philadelphia synagogue last Friday night to celebrate an answered prayer – the release by Iran of the two American hikers, one of whom, Josh Fattal, had become a bar mitzvah with the guidance of the shul's rabbi.

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