Tag: Iran

5,000 remember victims of Buenos Aires Jewish center bombing on its 23rd anniversary

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — The death of Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor in the AMIA Jewish center bombing in Buenos Aires, will forever be linked to the attack, the center’s president told thousands at a gathering marking the bombing’s 23rd anniversary.

“We know the truth about the AMIA massacre due to the investigation by a prosecutor who honored his work, even surrendering his own life like Alberto Nisman” in order to fulfill his duty, Agustin Zbar said Tuesday at a commemoration. “Hopefully soon enough we will have light shed on the details of his tragic end. His death is…

Iran used Star of David as target for missile test

(JTA) — Iran used the Star of David as a target for a ballistic missile test, Israel told the United Nations.

On Wednesday, the Israeli diplomatic mission distributed to U.N. Security Council members satellite images of the site set up during a test carried out last year.

“These images prove beyond any doubt that Iran continues to seek to harm Israel,” the Israeli mission said in a Facebook post. “The Security Council must not stand by silently in the face of these Iranian violations and provocations. We call on the Council to act immediately against this dangerous threat.”

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Iranian protesters say destroying Israel is Muslim world’s top priority

(JTA) — Protesters attending anti-Israel rallies across Iran declared that destroying the Jewish state is “the Muslim world’s top priority.”

Iranians participating in Quds Day, a worldwide event held annually to protest Israel and Zionism, also called for unity among pro-Palestinian groups against the “child-murdering” Israeli government in a statement released after the marches, according to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency.

The resolution also criticized the U.S. and Saudi governments for their treatment of Iran.

Millions of Iranians took to the street Friday for the anti-Israel protest, according to Tasnim. Their supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday that Quds Day was “the symbol of fighting…

Trump calls for coalition against extremists, insists Israel and Palestinians ready for peace in Jerusalem speech

JERUSALEM (JTA) — President Donald Trump in the major address of his visit to Israel called for a coalition of nations to fight against extremism and insisted that both Israel and the Palestinians are ready for peace.

Trump was greeted with an extended standing ovation on Tuesday afternoon by a small audience of Israeli lawmakers and guests at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and his speech was punctuated by applause.

“Conflict cannot continue forever,” he said. Trump called for a coalition of partners of the nations of the world “who share the aim of stamping out extremists,” and said…

White House: Trump ‘open’ to working with Iran to end Syria war

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration said it was open to working with Iran to end the Syria conflict.

“The United States remains open to working together with both Russia and Iran to find a solution that leads to a stable and united Syria,” Sean Spicer, the White House spokesman, said Monday in opening remarks at the daily news briefing. “But in order for us to work together to bring an end to the violence in Syria, Russia and Iran need to acknowledge the atrocities of the Assad regime and use their influence to stop them.”