Introducing Tablet’s week-long series on the 40th anniversary of the Khomeinist revolution in Iran
Iran Week: Jalal Al-e Ahmad’s astonishing and paradoxical account of his 1963 travels in the Holyland, newly translated and reissued as ‘The Israeli Republic’
The Jewish State ‘has never been in a better strategic position than where it is today’
Maryam Faghihimani shares how she learned to look past ‘black holes of pasts,’ befriend Jews
Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom
Early in his reign, the ayatollah received a secret visit from six Jews—a visit that may have saved thousands
Plus a decade of trying to halt Iran’s nuclear program, and more in the news
Dan Shadur talks about his documentary about life under the Shah, and his parents’ golden years in Tehran
Hamas finally comes out against the Assad regime, its longtime patron, striking a major blow against Iran’s bid for Shia regional dominance
Iran’s birthrate has fallen. Is it because Iranian women have greater opportunity? Or is it a reaction to the Islamist regime?
Also, Mark Zuckerberg won this year
Iranian, American, Jewish: Reflections on a complicated life
What a democratic revolution in Iran would mean for the Islamic Republic’s relationship with Israel
How a former Iranian official and a U.S. foreign-policy guru are shifting Washington’s stance toward regime change in Tehran
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