More Sanctions Against Iran, US-led Arms Embargo

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The United States is attempting to extend an international arms embargo on Iran’s regime via a second draft U.N. Security Council resolution. If this bid is unsuccessful, Washington has threatened a return of all U.N. sanctions that were previously put on Iran under a 2015 deal.   This latest development comes after Congress Republicans introduced a…

Iran Women’s Defender Faces 24 Years in Prison For Not Wearing Compulsory Headscarf

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20-year-old Iranian women’s rights defender Saba Kord Afshari was arrested on June 1, 2019 and sentenced to 24 years in prison for refusing to wear a regime-mandated headscarf in public.   Afshari was sent to a prison under the jurisdiction of the Intelligence Department of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps where she was allegedly coerced into making false video confessions.   According…

Israeli Start Up Delivering Essential Goods Via Drones During COVID-19

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Israeli startup Flytrex launched a delivery service of food and essential goods via drones for residents in North Dakota in response to the coronavirus pandemic.   These drones can deliver food, medicine, and other necessary items in place of in-person shopping with the intention of preventing store overcrowding and maintaining social distancing guidelines.  With Flytrex, select customers can order supplies from a local Walmart on its online ordering app. The items are then…

Iran Sees Third ‘Honor Killing’ In A Month

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Rayhaneh Ameri, 22, was recently killed in Kerman, Iran by her father for returning home late one night. In a violent rage, Rayhaneh’s father allegedly beat her with an axe, causing her to bleed out and slowly die. According to a report from last Tuesday, when Rayhaneh’s sister and mother came home to an empty…

Iranian Boy Band Praises Khomeini in English Propaganda Music Video

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An Iranian boy band praising the Islamic Republic’s founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in an English propaganda music video has gone viral. The music video shows the 11 members of “Safir Eshgh International Symphony Ensemle” singing in English at Khomeini’s mausoleum with his tomb in the background. The boys begin by taking off their shoes to…

LA Synagogue Founded by Holocaust Survivors Responds to Graffiti Attack “Free Palestine, F- Israel” Amidst Riots

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It is the morning after the Beth Israel Synagogue in Los Angeles’ largely Jewish Fairfax district was vandalized Saturday night with graffiti that read “Free Palestine,” and “F- Israel.” After Editor-in-Chief Lisa Daftari broke the story Saturday night on social media with a photograph of the graffitied building, prompting thousands of posts and comments condemning…