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Khamenei posts in Hebrew

Iran’s Supreme Leader mocked after posting in Hebrew to social media site X and including footage of interceptions of Iranian missiles over Temple Mount.

Khamenei posts in Hebrew

Khamenei threatens Israel:

'They will be slapped for Damascus strike'

Iran’s Supreme Leader issues threat to Israel following strike on Iranian consulate in Damascus which has been blamed on Israel.

'They will be slapped for Damascus strike'

Iran:

'Hamas is determined to continue fighting in Gaza'

Iranian leadership claims that senior Hamas officials in Gaza have conveyed messages that the organization maintains its military strength and is determined to continue fighting.

'Hamas is determined to continue fighting in Gaza'

Meta blocks Khamenei Facebook, Instagram accounts

Iranian Supreme Leader's social media accounts suspended 'for repeatedly violating Meta's Dangerous Organizations and Individuals policy' after supporting Hamas and Houthi atacks.

Meta blocks Khamenei Facebook, Instagram accounts

Khamenei in Hebrew:

'Zionist crimes will not be forgotten'

Iran’s Supreme Leader again takes to X to post anti-Israel message: The crimes of the Zionist entity will not be forgotten.

'Zionist crimes will not be forgotten'

Report:

Khamenei personally involved in Houthi attacks

The Telegraph reports that the Houthi rebels, who have fired missiles at ships in the Red Sea, trained in Iran under the command of the Quds Force.

Khamenei personally involved in Houthi attacks

Casting a critical eye on the deceptive Ayatollah

The proclamations of this mendacious, deluded, and pseudo-religious cleric, his lies 100% contrary to reality, fan the flames of war. Op-ed.

Casting a critical eye on the deceptive Ayatollah

Khamenei posts in Hebrew:

'The Zionist entity is lying to you'

Iran’s Supreme Leader, known for his threats against Israel, takes to X and posts anti-Israel message in Hebrew.

'The Zionist entity is lying to you'

Khamenei:

'Iran wasn't involved in Hamas attack on Israel'

Iran’s Supreme leader lauds Hamas’ attack against Israel but denies any Iranian involvement.

'Iran wasn't involved in Hamas attack on Israel'

Gallant responds to Ayatollah:

'Iran attempts to thwart normalization with idle threats'

Defense Minister responds to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's claim countries normalizing with Israel are 'betting on the wrong horse.'

'Iran attempts to thwart normalization with idle threats'

Khamenei:

'Desecrators of Quran should face the most severe punishment'

Iranian Supreme Leader calls on Sweden to hand over those who burn the Quran to Islamic countries.

'Desecrators of Quran should face the most severe punishment'

Khamenei:

'Judea and Samaria a major battleground against Israel'

Iran’s Supreme Leader meets Islamic Jihad leader in Tehran, congratulates group over latest campaign against Israel.

'Judea and Samaria a major battleground against Israel'

Khamenei:

'No one can stop Iranian nuclear weapons'

Iran's supreme leader says nuclear deal possible if the country's nuclear infrastructure remains intact.

'No one can stop Iranian nuclear weapons'

Khamenei:

'Backing down from stance on Israel would be a mistake'

Iran’s Supreme Leader defends tough approach to the West: Compromise would only invite further hostility.

'Backing down from stance on Israel would be a mistake'

Khamenei warns Oman against Israel

Iran’s Supreme Leader meets Oman’s Sultan, warns him about the “dangers” of Israel’s presence in the region.

Khamenei warns Oman against Israel

Khamenei:

'The deterrent power of the Zionist entity has come to an end'

Iran’s Supreme Leader says the "Zionist entity" is in a worsening crisis and its end is approaching.

'The deterrent power of the Zionist entity has come to an end'

Iran:

Khamenei pardons more than 22,000 arrested during protests

The statement by Iran's judiciary head offers glimpse of the full scope of the government's crackdown on anti-government protests.

Khamenei pardons more than 22,000 arrested during protests

Iran:

Activist gets 18-year sentence for urging Ayatollah to step down

Vocal Khamenei critic arrested during early days of fall protests over death of Mahsa Amini at the hands of the morality police.

Activist gets 18-year sentence for urging Ayatollah to step down

Iran:

Khamenei grants amnesty to 'tens of thousands' of prisoners

The announcement acknowledges for the first time the scale of the Iranian crackdown against the so-called "hijab protests".

Khamenei grants amnesty to 'tens of thousands' of prisoners

Watch:

IRGC Commander-in-Chief threatens Charlie Hebdo

IRGC Commander-in-Chief General Hossein Salami warns satirical magazine after Khamenei cartoons.

IRGC Commander-in-Chief threatens Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo doubles down on Khamenei cartoons

French satirical newspaper publishes fresh cartoons of Iranian Supreme despite protests from Iran and its allies.

Charlie Hebdo doubles down on Khamenei cartoons

Iran:

Dozens protest outside French embassy over Khamenei cartoons

Dozens burn French flags outside French embassy in Tehran after Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader.

Dozens protest outside French embassy over Khamenei cartoons

Amid protests:

Khamenei appoints new chief of police

Supreme Leader names General Ahmad-Reza Radan as new police chief, urges police to "improve its capabilities".

Khamenei appoints new chief of police

Following Khamenei cartoons:

Iran shuts down Tehran-based French research institute

Iran was livid over "offensive" cartoons of Khamenei published in Charlie Hebdo magazine.

Iran shuts down Tehran-based French research institute

Khamenei hints:

Iran may loosen strict dress codes for women

Iran’s Supreme Leader: Women who do not have full hijab should not be considered as people outside of religion.

Iran may loosen strict dress codes for women

'Insulting and indecent act':

Iran livid after Charlie Hebdo publishes cartoons of Khamenei

Iran summons French ambassador after Charlie Hebdo magazine publishes Khamenei cartoons deemed insulting.

Iran livid after Charlie Hebdo publishes cartoons of Khamenei

Op-ed:

A warning to Ali Khamenei

Netanyahu put Iran on his 4-point list of challenges in his inaugural speech. A list of the mullahs' deeds is a moral call to action. Op-ed.

A warning to Ali Khamenei

Khamenei's niece sent to prison after supporting protests

Farideh Moradkhani, niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader, sentenced to three years in prison, reduced from 15 years after appeal.

Khamenei's niece sent to prison after supporting protests

Khamenei's sister blasts her brother amid protests

Sister of Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blasts her brother's "despotic" rule, throws support behind protesters.

Khamenei's sister blasts her brother amid protests

Iran:

Niece of Supreme Leader arrested after criticizing regime

Iranian authorities arrest Farideh Moradkhani after she recorded video describing the authorities as a "murderous and child-killing regime".

Niece of Supreme Leader arrested after criticizing regime

Iran's Supreme Leader claims Israel and US behind protests

As outrage over death of Mahsa Amini continues, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claims protests are foreign plot to destabilize Iran.

Iran's Supreme Leader claims Israel and US behind protests

Gravely ill?

Khamenei seen meeting students in Tehran

Iran's Supreme Leader makes public appearance following reports that he is in serious condition after undergoing surgery.

Khamenei seen meeting students in Tehran

Report:

Khamenei cancels all public appearances due to failing health

Sources tell The New York Times Iran's Supreme Leader had surgery last week and is currently being monitored by doctors around the clock.

Khamenei cancels all public appearances due to failing health

US antisemitism envoy denounces Khamenei anti-Israel tweet

Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt condemns Iranian Supreme Leader, who claimed “Zionists” control Western powers.

US antisemitism envoy denounces Khamenei anti-Israel tweet

British intelligence chief:

'I don't think Khamenei wants a nuclear deal'

MI6 chief Richard Moore voices doubt that the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers can be revived.

'I don't think Khamenei wants a nuclear deal'

Iran can already produce nuclear bombs, says top official

Tehran is capable to carry out massive retaliatory strike on Israel, senior Iranian official warns, saying Israel is in 'phase of weakness'

Iran can already produce nuclear bombs, says top official

Assad in Iran: We have prevented 'Zionist dominance'

Syrian President Bashar Assad met with Iranian leaders, all of whom reasserted their believes about the 'Zionist regime.'

Assad in Iran: We have prevented 'Zionist dominance'

Iranian newspaper:

'Hitler was smarter and more courageous than current leaders'

On Holocaust Memorial Day, article in Iranian newspaper affiliated with Ali Khamenei hails Nazi leader.

'Hitler was smarter and more courageous than current leaders'

Khamenei:

'Nuclear talks shouldn't be tied to our future'

Iran’s Supreme Leader says nuclear talks going well but should not be tied to Iran's future.

'Nuclear talks shouldn't be tied to our future'

Khamenei hints he supports nuclear negotiations

Iran's Supreme Leader signals support for Tehran's nuclear negotiations to secure sanctions relief.

Khamenei hints he supports nuclear negotiations

Glory or weakness?

In the end, at times of crisis, there are no allies for the Jew. The world is unmoved by Ayatollah threats to destroy Israel. Opinion.

Glory or weakness?

Ayatollah Khamenei’s niece arrested for praising widow of shah

Iranian activist who spoke positively about wife of former shah of Iran being held in notorious prison by country's Intelligence Ministry.

Ayatollah Khamenei’s niece arrested for praising widow of shah

Twitter blocks account associated with Khamenei

Twitter permanently suspends account linked to Khamenei that posted video depicting assassination of Trump.

Twitter blocks account associated with Khamenei

Iranian video depicts assassination of Trump

The video was published on Khamenei's website on the anniversary of Qassem Soleimani elimination.

Iranian video depicts assassination of Trump

Iran's Ayatollahs' war on women

In Iran, thousands of women are prosecuted for having a 'loose' hijab. A woman’s testimony is one-half that of a man’s as is her life.Op-ed.

Iran's Ayatollahs' war on women

Watch: Iranian politician criticizes Khamenei

Iranian politician Mostafa Tajzadeh criticizes foreign policy of Iran’s Supreme Leader.

Watch: Iranian politician criticizes Khamenei

Iran bans newspaper which criticized Khamenei

Iran’s judicial authorities ban newspaper which published graphic suggesting Khamenei was responsible for poverty.

Iran bans newspaper which criticized Khamenei

Khamenei: Countries that normalized ties with Israel 'sinned'

Iran's Supreme Leader says Arab nations that normalized ties with Israel acted against Islamic unity and should reverse the move.

Khamenei: Countries that normalized ties with Israel 'sinned'

Azerbaijan closes mosque linked to Iran’s Supreme Leader

The move comes days after Tehran launched war games near the Iran-Azerbaijan border.

Azerbaijan closes mosque linked to Iran’s Supreme Leader

Khamenei reasserts ban on competitive sport with Israelis

Iran's Supreme Leader: Any Iranian athlete cannot shake hands with a representative of the criminal regime.

Khamenei reasserts ban on competitive sport with Israelis

Khamenei names new chief for Iranian navy

Iran’s Supreme Leader appoints Adm. Shahram Irani as the new navy chief under the country’s army.

Khamenei names new chief for Iranian navy

Khamenei calls for 'decisive' measures against COVID-19

Iran's Supreme Leader urges "decisive" measures amid a surge in cases of COVID-19 in the country.

Khamenei calls for 'decisive' measures against COVID-19

Iran's Supreme Leader: Don't give ammunition to the enemy

Khamenei: Residents of drought-hit southwest can express their discontent, but they should not give ammunition to the "enemy".

Iran's Supreme Leader: Don't give ammunition to the enemy

Iran's Supreme Leader receives COVID-19 vaccine

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei receives single dose of locally made COVIran Barekat vaccine.

Iran's Supreme Leader receives COVID-19 vaccine

Iranian cleric: 'Religious gang' must go

Iranian religious leader who's made headlines by speaking to an Israeli news channel, called for removal of Islamist regime.

Iranian cleric: 'Religious gang' must go

Iran hails Arabs' 'historic victory' against Israel

Iranian Supreme Leader calls on Muslim states to support Palestinian Arabs militarily and financially and help rebuild Gaza.

Iran hails Arabs' 'historic victory' against Israel

Khamenei calls on Palestinians to unite against Israel

Iran’s Supreme Leader: All Palestinians must unite in order to attack Israel.

Khamenei calls on Palestinians to unite against Israel

Khamenei: Israel is not a state but a 'terrorist garrison'

In Al-Quds Day speech, Iran's Supreme Leader calls on Muslim nations to keep fighting Israel.

Khamenei: Israel is not a state but a 'terrorist garrison'

Khamenei: Zarif's comments 'a big mistake'

Iran’s Supreme Leader slams recently unveiled audio recordings of Iran's Foreign Minister.

Khamenei: Zarif's comments 'a big mistake'

Khamenei: US proposals not worth considering

Iranian Supreme Leader rejects 'arrogant' American proposals in nuclear negotiations, reiterates demand that sanctions be lifted first.

Khamenei: US proposals not worth considering