Iran Conflict

August 4, 2021

Raisi’s presidency a metaphor for Iran’s regional escalation

Ebrahim Raisi. Credit: Mohammad Hossein Taaghi via Wikimedia Commons. by Israel Kasnett (JNS) — Iran’s new president Ebrahim Raisi will be sworn in on Aug. 5, and he is already making his mark. Reports on Aug. 3 that a number […]
May 6, 2021

Despite high price, Biden administration ‘dead set’ on re-entering Iran deal

Negotiations in Vienna over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the existing Iran nuclear deal, May 2021. Source: Enrique Mora/European External Action Service/Twitter. by Dmitriy Shapiro (JNS) — In recent days, conflicting reports have emerged over the ongoing negotiations in […]
April 22, 2021

Syrian missile? What really happened over the skies of Dimona?

View of the nuclear reactor in Dimona in southern Israel. Aug. 13, 2016. Photo by Moshe Shai/Flash90. by Yaakov Lappin (JNS) — Two days before a Syrian surface-to-air missile flew into southern Israel in response to reported Israeli airstrikes on […]
April 18, 2021

Echoes of a Boom in Iran

by Jonathan Feldstein In case you missed the explosion, no worry. You may still be hearing its echoes and reverberations for a long time. This past week, reports within and outside Iran have confirmed a massive explosion deep underground at […]
April 13, 2021

Israeli observers: A lot of Iranian nuclear work in Natanz went down the drain

A view of nuclear centrifuges at the Iran nuclear energy exhibition at the Islamic Revolution & Holy Defense Museum in 2018. Credit: Inspired by Maps/Shutterstock by Yaakov Lappin (JNS) — Threats by Iran to retaliate against what it said was […]
July 26, 2020

Report: Iran uses charities, humanitarian groups as cover to export its revolution

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps with a billboard of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the background. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. by Yaakov Lappin (JNS) — A new report that maps out the ways in which Iran’s overseas elite unit, the […]
May 30, 2020

Attempted attack on Israeli water system marks new era in cyber warfare

Israel National Cyber Directorate head Yigal Unna speaks at the Homeland Security and Cyber conference in Tel Aviv, on Nov. 13, 2018. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90 by Inon Ben Shushan (JNS/Israel Hayom) — The suspected Iranian cyber attack on a […]
May 20, 2020

Has the first cyber-war begun? Israel draws line in Iran’s sands

by Yoav Limor (JNS) — Cyber warfare is usually waged in secret. In a world where borders and geography are of no importance, the main challenge is to take action and cause damage without leaving tracks and risking reprisal. That […]