Monday, May 22, 2006


  • The Financial Times: US Hails the Iranian People But Not Their 'Lunatic' Leaders Voice of America is not in the business of persuading Iranians to overthrow their government, declares David Jackson, director of the US-government funded radio-television station, but he notes he does receive an amazing number of e-mails from Iranians saying: “Please invade Iran!”

  • Amir Taheri Stands By His Story: Regarding the dress code story it seems that my column was used as the basis for a number of reports that somehow jumped the gun. As far as my article is concerned I stand by it.

  • Independent : At more than 20,000, Iran remains home to the largest Jewish community in the Middle East outside Israel, despite post-revolutionary emigration that saw tens of thousands leave. Those who remain say emigration has slowed and those who have stayed are unlikely to change their minds.

    Now, Iranian Jews are worried and angered by their President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's denial of the Holocaust. Haroun Yashayaie, head of Tehran's Jewish Committee, wrote to him in February, saying his comments caused "fear" in his community.