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Volume VI, Number 32
brought unmatched glory
PARIS REPORT BY: DARIUS KADIVAR
French Star Alain Delon and Empress Farah at the Gala presided by her Majesty
Paris - Former Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran presided the annual Gala of IFRAD ( International Fund Raising for Alzheimer Disease) on Monday November 14th, 2005 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. Animated by mediator Véronique de Villèle also present was the French Minister of Culture Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, actor Alain Delon and tv anchor Journalist presentator Claire Chazal. The gala dinner was followed by an international dance show including Iranian Derviche Dancer Shahrokh Mosh Kim Ghalam, Phase T (Hip Hop), Argentine Tango and the Celtic Dance Company.
Policy of Turkification in Iran
The Turkification of Iran under the leadership of the former President Khatami has been carried under the banners of "Iranian Aryan Nationalism". The truth is these people represent the Azeri nationalism and their base of support are Azeris. In their political campaign they always use Persian girls and they paint themselves as the inheritors of the Persian civilization.
By: Mohammad Amini
By: Dr. Kaveh Farrokh
What is pan-Turanianism? Simply put, pan-Turanianism is an ideology that aims at creating a Turkic super state stretching from the Balkans in Europe, eastwards across Turkey, Iran (Persia), the Caucasus, Central Asia up to and including northwest China.
The logic behind this is that all people who speak Turkish must be incorporated into this Turkic super state (see also Atabaki, 2001, Landau, 1995, Zenkovsky 1960 and Lewis, 1962 in References). Hungarian pan-Turanianist activists go even further. They have proposed that the entire Eurasian landmass between Hungary and Norway in Europe to Japan and Korea was once an empire known as “Turania”. Apart from non-scholastic websites, no linguistic, anthropological and archeological evidence for such an empire exists. Pan-Turanian racialists and historians would beg to differ. They are impervious to logical explanations even in the face of hard evidence. Such is the case of all who are infected with the virulent virus of racialism (see C. Richards, 1997 and J. Searle-White, 2001 in References).
A truly amazing program for children
Once again another Iranian woman makes us proud with her exceptional talent and her great sense of community. Roya Ansari, the founder of "Cultures in a Box" speaks about the reasons behind starting such a wonderful and useful program. Once again the dormant genius and talent of our women resurface!
"This is a global program, where all cultures are introduced beyond their place on the world map and their place in history; it is a humanistic view in introducing a culture and its people. As Iranian Americans we need to be instrumental in creating a world for the next generation to have better understanding and respect for all cultures so they can lead prosperous lives and societies. "
An interview with Behrooz Bahmani on the genesis of his comic book
By: Darius Kadivar
I had the opportunity to read a Comic Book in English based on the Persian legendary hero Rostam, and was delighted by what I discovered as a bold and successful attempt to render Ferdowsis legendary script into a visually stunning story accessible to every age group.
The young girl is beautiful, and the Shah, receiving Iranian students during a visit to Paris, cannot but notice her. The man who heads the office for Iranian students abroad pushes the girl forward, and sings her praises to pin the Shah down in front of her.
Love at first sight? Perhaps , perhaps not. But a few months later the student girl with a charming smile marries the Shah, in a One Thousand and One Night ceremony, to become Empress Farah Pahlavi.
Never before has a book of this caliber (brief but thorough) been printed in English regarding the entire history of Iran. Although the writer does not claim to be a historian, he realized the need for just such a timely book. A Concise History of Iran sheds light on the heretofore unfamiliar and often unrecognized relationship between Persia and the world; it is filled with information in a historical sequence with accurate and multiple references that may be used academically. Unlike the United States, where separation of church and state is a mandated fact of the Constitution, in Iran, wise Clericsreligious Magihave had and still have enormous political influence.
By: Maryam Tabibzadeh
Fresh out of the museum, I undoubtedly took great pride in the Iranian artifacts, architecture, jewels and reliefs, which were proudly on display, but I also felt sad and confused.. As I walked aimlessly under the overcast sky, I was drowned in thoughts of the past glories of my country. My mind churned on this idea for hours after, and my heart ached at the thought of what that great empire has in fact amounted to. What kind of legacy has been left now, and what has happened to this once magnificent land?
On his recently published book "My father, my brother, the Shahs of Iran
Interview by: Point de vue magazine - France
Translated by: Darius Kadivar
THE PRINCE Gholam-Reza Pahlavi, son of Reza Shah the Great, founder of the Pahlavi dynasty, and brother of of the last Shah of Iran was a privaledged witness of his reign of thirty seven years. In a highly expected book, he breaks the silence that surrounds the fall of the Shah's regime and gives his version of the facts. Highly critical of the western powers he accuses them of interfering in Iran's internal affairs........
The finest collection of 20th-century western art outside Europe and America has been gathering dust in storage. Why? Because it's owned by the Islamic Republic of Iran. But now, Christopher de Bellaigue reports, these spectacular works are finally being displayed in Tehran. An Iranian woman stands in front of a huge Picasso, Painter and his Model, on show at Tehran's Museum of Contemporary Art. Standing in his studio, illuminated by subdued pools of coloured light, the artist is depicted as an extension of the inanimate objects around him. ........
The World of Cinema
>>MGM releases Turtles can Fly on DVD
>>George Clooney as Fred Friendly in "Good Night, and Good Luck."
>>Iranian director Tamineh Milani receives accolades from U.S. festival
More on Cinema:
CATHERINE ZETA JONES FROM SHEREHAZAD TO ZORRO's WIFE
Catherine Zeta Jones is certainly one of the most thrilling
actress' to watch on screen. An interesting and beautiful woman with
an interesting carreer alternating between adventure films like Entrapment
to sentimental comedies like Terminal, musicals like Chicago or sophisticated
thrillers like Ocean's Twelve. To the extent that she is overshadowing
her husband Michael Douglas actor, producer and son of legendary actor
Copyright © Shirin Tabibzadeh, Cupertino, 2000 -2005
Just Israel's Problem
The way Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tells it, the Islamic Republic is well on the way to establishing itself as "the leader of the Muslim world" in what he describes as "the coming clash of civilizations."
On November 18, 2005, Michael Eisenstadt, Patrick Clawson, and Henry Sokolski discussed policy options regarding Irans nuclear program in light of the November 24 meeting of t......
Reporters Without Borders marks the World Summit on the Information Society by presenting 15 countries that are enemies of the Internet and pointing to a dozen others whose attitude to it is worrying.
IRANIANS FALL BY THE WAYSIDE
Threats to Iranian Stability: Khuzistan and Baluchistan Print Mail
In mid-July, senior U.S. intelligence officials called the leaders of the international atomic inspection agency to the top of a skyscraper overlooking the Danube in Vienna and unveiled the contents of what they said was a stolen Iranian laptop computer
Jews, there have always been two Irans
PALO ALTO, California The Bible is full of praise for Persia (today's much-maligned Iran) and for its rulers. In the Book of Ezra, God speaks through the proclamations of Cyrus, the king of Persia, who declares, "The Lord God of Heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem."
By: Iqbal Latif
Chirac has played its foreign policy of 'pacification' partly to keep its 5 million immigrant population mollified. In the first disturbing assertion that a European country and its capital can be brought to a halt by the massed forces of Islamist ....
The U.S. Department of State released the seventh Annual Report on International Religious Freedom, which examines the status of religious freedom around the world.
By Erik Kirschbaum
Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize for literature for this year (2005). In his speeches that he delivered at various places, including Turin University , he lashed out at the American foreign policy. He gave those speeches after he had undergone a.....
Saturday Nov. 5th, 2005
Since 9/11, President Bush and this most convulsive region of the Muslim world have become Siamese twins, inseparably connected in Iraq. If the Iraqi experiment takes--and we will certainly know whether a new democratic Iraq is alive and kicking by the en.....
The clerical cabal that rules Iran is pushing its captive population ever closer to the precipice. President Ahmadinejad's declaration that Israel should be "wiped out" has dramatically enhanced Iran's isolation. The regime's best hope is that China's insatiable hunger for energy will lead Beijing to use its veto power to thwart a possible U.N. sanction.
Calls Iran and Syria 'Outlaw Regimes'
President George W. Bush on Friday called Iran and Syria "outlaw regimes" and said countries that support terrorism are just as guilty of murder as those who commit the violence. "We're determined to deny radical groups the support and sanctuary of outlaw regimes. State sponsors like Syria and Iran have a
October 28, 2005
The new president of the Islamic Republic, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has radically changed a key aspect of Iran's regional policy by committing his administration to the destruction of Israel. In a speech Wednesday, Ahmadinejad .....
October 28, 2005
Tony Blair gave warning last night that the West might
have to take military action against Iran after worldwide condemnation
of its Presidents call for Israel to be wiped off the
The individuals who are the panelists at AEIs event on October 26, 2005, The Unknown Iran; Another Case for Federalism?are not representatives of Azerbaijanis, Kurds, Baluchis, and Arabs. Some of the panelists support extremist views that are not .......
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday openly called for Israel to be "wiped off the map" and lashed out at Muslim nations who recognise the Jewish state.
"The establishment of the Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world," the president told a conference in Tehran entitled: 'The World without Zionism'.
Europe and Iran - the Power Politics
Over the past few weeks, unannounced, almost unsuspected, something quite important has happened about Iran. Both the US and the European Union have softened their line about the Islamic Republic's controversial nuclear ambitions. While Tehran insists its intentions are purely peaceful, Washington and Europe suspect it of seeking to develop nuclear weapons.
IT TOGETHER, BAGHDAD
There has been much debate as to what to call Iran in common usage of the English language. The two possible names are "Iran" and "Persia"; their adjectives being "Iranian" and "Persian", respectively.
By: Amil Imani
The aim of this letter is to address the future generation as well as the current Iranian youth. The time to keep silence has passed and the time to speak of the truth has begun....
SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF
At a recent Friday prayer session in a mosque in London the "imam" delivering the sermon went through a list of things for which the faithful were invited to pray. There were the absolute musts, notably Palestine, along with optionals such as world peace and harmony.
The meeting on Thursday between the foreign ministers of Israel and Pakistan in Istanbul is a huge success for Israel's diplomacy and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and, in the short term, a setback for Iran.
Present-day US fears about an Iranian-dominated super-state embracing southern Iraq and the Gulf have a basis in historical fact, according to an exhibition charting the exploits of Cyrus the Great, .....
Media and politicians start Chirac obituaries
Akbar Ganji should go free, but what he's advocating has long been thrown out of currency
In a recent column on Iran's attempts to acquire nuclear weapons, Rami Khouri advised the US government and the International Atomic Energy Agency to avoid insulting Iran or impinging on its honor. ......
The Bush administration contends that the push for democracy in the Muslim world will improve U.S. security. .....