Spotlight on Islamic Republic of Iran
>>The identity of Iranian Jews is not tradeable for any amount of money,<<
December 2007: Exclusive photographs to Adelaide Institute
- then read article following
Sketching a portrait of Austria's Chief Rabbi, Moishe Arye Friedman
Members of Teheran's Jewish community meeting with Austria's Chief Rabbi, Moishe Arye Friedman, at the Islamic Republic of Iran's Foreign Ministry's Guest House.
These Jewish individuals feel at home in Iran, and overtures made by American and British Jewish individuals to the Iranian Jewish community to agitate against their government, are firmly rejected.
Sent: Saturday, 14 July 2007 7:40 AM
Subject: what's going on?
Do they want to stay in Iran so they don't get >wiped off the face of the earth< in Israel?
Iran's Jews reject emigration incentives
Iran's Jews rejected financial incentives to leave the country.
Offers ranging from 5,000-30,000 British pounds, financed by a wealthy expatriate Jew with the support of the Israeli government, were turned down by Iran's Jewish leaders, the Guardian reported. Instead, the country's Jews pledged their loyalty to Iran.
"The identity of Iranian Jews is not tradeable for any amount of money," the Society of Iranian Jews said in a statement. "Iranian Jews are among the most ancient Iranians. Iran's Jews love their Iranian identity and their culture, so threats and this immature political enticement will not achieve their aim of wiping out the identity of Iranian Jews."
Iran's Jewish population is the largest of any country in the Middle East besides Israel.
Iran jails activists and gags dissent
Correspondents in Washington
AFP - The Australian, June 25 2007
Iranian authorities have launched a ferocious crackdown on dissent, targeting labour leaders, universities, the press, women’s rights advocates and Iranian-Americans.
Analysts yesterday described the crackdown as a >>cultural revolution<<, and attempt to roll the clock back to the time of the 1979 revolution, when the newly formed Islamic Republic combined religious zeal and anti-imperialist rhetoric to try to assert itself.
Reports on the crackdown said the shift was happening against the backdrop of an economy so stressed that although Iran is the world’s second-largest oil exporter, it was on the verge of rationing petrol.
Analysts told The New York Times the hardline administration of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faced rising pressure for failing to deliver on promises of greater prosperity from soaring oil revenue.
Dr Ahmadinejad has been using US support for regime change in Iran as well as threats of a military attack as a pretext to hound his opposition.
The administration in Teheran had focused on Dr Ahmadinejad’s political enemies, such as former president Mohammed Khatami and the controversy over his presumed violation of Islamic morals when he shook hands with an unfamiliar woman after a speech in Rome.
Young men wearing T-shirts deemed to tight or with haircuts seen as too Western have been paraded bleeding through Teheran streets.
The country’s police chief boasted that b150,000 people were detained in the annual spring sweep against clothing considered not Islamic.
More than 30 women’s rights advocates were arrested in one day, according to Human Rights Watch, and five of them had been sentenced to prison terms of up to four years, the New York Times report said. They were charged with endangering national security for organizing an internet campaign to collect signatures supporting the removal of laws discriminating against women.
Eight student leaders at Teheran’s Amir Kabir University have disappeared into Evin Prison since early May.
The Iranian National Security Council has sent a three-page warning to newspaper editors detailing banned topics, including the rise in petrol prices and other economic woes.
At least three prominent non-government organizations that pushed for broader legal rights or civil society have been shut down and hundreds more have gone underground.
Professors have been warned against attending overseas conferences or having any contact with foreign governments, lest they be recruited as spies.
Analysts told The New York Times they had traced the changes to a speech in March by Ayatollah Khamenei, whose pronouncements carry the weight of law.
He warned that no one should damage national unity when the West was waging psychological war on Iran.
The newspaper said three Iranian-Americans were being held in the notorious Section 209 of Evin Prison, the wing controlled by the Intelligence Ministry, and had been denied visits by lawyers and relatives.
It named them as Haleh Esfandiari, the director of the Middle East program at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars; Kian Tajbakhsh, an urban planning consultant with the Open Society Institute, and Ali Shakeri, of the Centre for Citizen Peacebuilding at the University of California, Irvine.
A fourth, Parnaz Azima, a journalist who works for Radio Farda, an American-financed station based in Europe, has been barred from leaving the country.
Most analysts ascribe Dr Ahmadinejad’s motives to blocking what could become a formidable alliance between the camps of Mr Khatami and Hashemi Rafsanjani, both former presidents.
Parliamentary elections are scheduled for early next year, and the next presidential vote in 2009.
27 June 2007
With interest I read the above article because it is evidence that a massive psychological attack on Iranian institutions is well under way, and it is only natural that Iranians, who still wish to remain masters in their own homes - rather than be enslaved to the Anglo-American-Zionist world of international predatory capitalism/consumerism - are doing everything possible to resist such forces.
It does not surprise me to note the >Open Society Institute< gets a mention because in Iran it is well-known that international financier George Sorros runs these institutes in countries that are being prepared for regime change, i.e. if they refuse to submit to international financial controls.
You may remember that Malaysia, but not Russia, successfully resisted the financial exploits of Sorros, something that upset your Greg Sheridan because he felt the whole international financial system would crash. Russia did not resist the Sorros plunder, and in the Russian province of Kaliningrad, formerly Germany's Königsberg, after Sorros destroyed the Russian Rubel, the local university received sizeable grants from one of Sorros's foundations that always come in to help clean up the destruction initiated by his activities. It is the same old pattern of establishing destructive facts on the ground, as was done in Iraq, for example, then after the destruction follows US re-construction.
The Iranian people are resisting this merciless senseless process of establishing a mindset that thrives only on militarism-hedonism-consumerism.
As you may be aware, I was one of the Revisionists who attended the December 2006 Teheran Holocaust Conference, on which your paper reported in some detail.
Permit me to remind you that even in Australia these evil forces are at work. Your paper’s report on the Teheran Holocaust Conference, wherein you took a photograph from our Adelaide Institute website that featured me standing next to the Iranian president, has had a devastating effect on the second of three Australian attendees, Richard Krege. Upon his return to Australia he was sacked from his job at Air Services in Canberra where he had been working for almost ten years. Your reporter did not have to mention Mr Krege’s place of work, but did so, knowing full-well that this would have serious consequences for a man just in the prime of his career.
From: Mohammed A. Hegazi
Sent: Wednesday, 27 June 2007
Subject: Your false propaganda
Your unfounded report about an imaginary crackdown on dissidents in Iran apparently follows your line of fabricating news.
It brings to memory your false reporting about a fictitious meeting between your reporter "Richard Sproull" and myself in December 2006.
Socialite meets the stars of Holocaust denial, Richard Sproull,18 December 2006
SHE is a one-time Newcastle beauty queen, the daughter of a truckie, a London socialite and former wife to the late Kiwi tycoon Frank Renouf.
But so-called historian Michele Renouf now commands prominence for her controversial views on the Holocaust, meeting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the gathering of revisionists he sponsored in Tehran last week. "I have come with great pleasure to see this expose," she told the BBC on Monday, the first day of the two-day conference, called The Holocaust: A Global Vision. "I don't know too many things about Iran but certainly I think we must celebrate that we can come to this country and speak in the way that we cannot in the free world."
Speakers included Adelaide's Frederick Toben, who has described as "mere puffery" otherwise undisputed evidence - provided by the Nazis themselves - that Zyklon-B gas was used to murder Jews in their millions.
Another Australian, Richard Krege, an electrical engineer for Airservices Australia in Canberra, described the gas chambers as an "outright lie", a claim he thought was supported by a model he built of the Treblinka extermination camp.
The conference continued to cause outrage in Britain yesterday as Ahron Cohen, an Orthodox rabbi from Greater Manchester and a leading member of the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta movement, told The Sunday Times that God would have saved the Nazis' victims if they had deserved to live.
Cohen's trip to Tehran - along with four American rabbis from the same sect - was paid for by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, which organised the conference. They were also warmly greeted by Ahmadinejad, who has a PhD in traffic lights.
Renouf and another Australian attendee, Mohammed Hegazi of Melbourne, were so eager to meet the bogeyman of the West they pushed through a crowd to present him with their papers after he told the conference Israel would soon "disappear".
She reportedly called Ahmadinejad "a hero" for opening debate about the Holocaust. Wearing a green robe and Islamic headscarf, she addressed the conference. However Hegazi refused to comment about her address, saying it would be published next year. "If this is going to be part of a newspaper article then I can't divulge any information from her speech," he said. Attempts by The Australian to contact Renouf have been unsuccessful.
Toben - an amateur historian who set up the Adelaide Institute in 1994 to pursue his cause and spent seven months in a German prison in 1999 for inciting racism - describes Renouf as "once a commoner but lifted in the sophisticated set because of her own inner strength and convictions".
Renouf, who still uses the honorific lady from her knighted former husband, claims to be a media representative for David Irving, the British historian serving three years in an Austrian jail for denying the Holocaust.
Members tried to have her expelled from London's exclusive Reform Club for inviting Irving to a function.
Irving is said to have been the catalyst for Renouf's sudden interest in anti-Semitism, having claimed she had no interest in World War II or the Holocaust until reading about his libel trial.
Irving in 2000 unsuccessfully sued American academic Deborah Lipstadt for calling him a Holocaust denier. Renouf attended the hearing and endeared herself to Irving, who was bankrupted by the legal costs.
Renouf was born Michelle Mainwaring and crowned Miss Newcastle in 1968. She was Sir Frank's third wife - after his divorce from Susan Renouf - and they married in 1991 when the banking tycoon was 72.
Frank knew her as Countess Griaznoff, the ex-wife of a Russian count. She reportedly stated on her marriage certificate that her father was dead. But the story disintegrated when Frank learned - while the couple were on a six-week honeymoon in Australia - that his father-in-law was a truck driver called Arthur living at The Entrance on the NSW Central Coast. They divorced a month later.
At the end of the Tehran conference, Renouf was included among members of a >>Truthseeking<< committee. Among the committee's >>tasks<< is to organise the next conference.
Keep up your propaganda trash, the Internet will choke it.
Sent: Thursday, 28 June 2007 1:56 AM
Subject: The Australian, June 25: Iran jails activists and gags dissent
Following the article you published on June 25, 2007, titled >>Iran jails activists and gags dissent<<, with, unfortunately, no particular name, I would like you to take the trouble to go to: http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=2035 >>Setting the Stage for Turmoil in Caracas Washington¹s New Imperial Strategy In Venezuela<<, which will prove you that what is supposedly happening in Iran is the result of the American policy put in place in any country in which they want to set >>democracy<<: just like in Venezuela they are setting the stage for turmoil in Iran. No more, no less.
Yvonne Schleiter, Paris, France.
Spanish Jews to protest Iranian anti-Israel comments
June 26, 2007,
MADRID -- Spain's Jewish confederation said Monday that it would hold protests Wednesday outside the Iranian embassy in Madrid to protest against repeated anti-Israeli comments by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The confederation said that following Ahmadinejad's threats to seek the destruction of Israel, Spanish-based Jews would gather outside the Iranian embassy at 7.00 p.m. (1700 GMT). Three weeks ago, Ahmadinejad launched the latest in a series of verbal attacks on Israel and said that a "countdown" had begun that would end with Lebanese and Palestinian militants destroying the Jewish state.
In a speech to mark the 18th anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the president said that last summer's war between Israel and Lebanese militant group Hezbollah had started this process.
Ahmadinejad sparked outrage abroad shortly after coming to power in 2005 for saying that Israel should be "wiped from the map" and then repeatedly predicting that the state would disappear. He also labeled the Holocaust as a "myth" and invited several researchers who have played down the mass slaughter of Jews in World War II to a Tehran conference.
The confederation of Spanish Jews said that they intended to protest and underline Israel's right to exist while demanding an end to Iranian "aggression."
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