Meir Javedanfar

Homayoun Sameyah Najaf Abadi, head of Iran's 8,500-strong Jewish community, poses in front of a new memorial for Iran's Jewish people at the Beheshtieh Jewish cemetery in southern Tehran, Jan. 9, 2015. (photo by Getty Images/Behrouz Mehri)

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Rouhani accommodates Iran's Jewish students

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 | Meir Javedanfar, Contributor

President Hassan Rouhani's administration has taken steps to address the concerns of Iranian Jews, who wish to observe the holy Sabbath without sacrificing their education.

Iranians, Israelis could live with 'bad' nuclear deal

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 | Meir Javedanfar, Contributor

Though both the Israeli and the Iranian people seem to favor de-escalation and could live with a compromise, their leaders hold the real power over negotiations.

Gaza war no longer main arena for Iran-Israel tensions

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 | Meir Javedanfar, Contributor

The 50-day war in Gaza was about more than a confrontation between Iran and Israel and leaves all the current dynamics between Hamas, Qatar, Israel and Iran unchanged.

Iran's uncertain intervention in Iraq

Sunday, Jun. 15, 2014 | Meir Javedanfar, Contributor

The ISIS attack on Iraq presents many risks for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Leaked video may signal cracks in Iranian leadership

Wednesday, Jun. 4, 2014 | Meir Javedanfar, Contributor

Whether leaked by enemies of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) or the IRGC itself, the video revealing statements by the IRGC commander about preventing the election of Reformists in 2009 may reveal cracks in the regime’s leadership.

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Meir Javedanfar

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Meir Javedanfar is an Iranian-Israeli Middle East analyst. He teaches contemporary Iranian politics at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. On Twitter: @meirja

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