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Trita Parsi’s take on Israel warning the United States not to trust IranTrita Parsi’s take on Israel warning the United States not to trust Iran

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

At the UN General Assembly last week, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, warned the U.S. that they were being fooled by Iranian promises of nuclear concessions in peace talks, calling Iranian president Hasan Rouhani a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” But the real threat, suggests Trita Parsi, isn’t between Iran and the rest of the world […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

Enmity is not inevitable: Trita Parsi at TEDGlobal 2013Enmity is not inevitable: Trita Parsi at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Karen Eng

Today on the TEDGlobal stage, two days before election in Iran, political scientist Trita Parsi argues that the Israeli-Iranian conflict is resolvable because its nature is geopolitical, not ideological. To illustrate, Parsi quotes an Israeli prime minister: “Iran is Israel’s best friend, and we do not intend to change our position in relation to Tehran.” […]

News

Visualizing the volunteers of TEDxTehranVisualizing the volunteers of TEDxTehran

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

At TEDxTehran, one volunteer is a gold medal swimmer. Another is a personal chef. Of the volunteers for this event, which will take place on February 14, 75% are bilingual. Meanwhile, 30% speak three languages. Organizer Sara Mohammadi decided to create a visualization, below, of the TEDxTehran volunteers because the process of interviewing them was […]

Design

4 efforts to diffuse conflict in Israel with art4 efforts to diffuse conflict in Israel with art

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry has always loved posting images on Facebook, most of them garnering just a few random likes from his friends. But on March 15, he posted an image that got a different kind of reaction. The image showed him holding his young daughter, an Israeli flag in her hand. In comic […]