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Three Iranian Jews run for seats on Beverly Hills City Council


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/three_iranian_jews_run_for_seats_on_beverly_hills_city_council_20070126

Nearly three decades after arriving in Southern California and adjusting to a new way of life, some successful Iranian Jews are venturing into the political arena. That half of candidates on the ballot for the Beverly Hills City Council races are from the Iranian Jewish community speaks to a shift among immigrants who were historically denied political participation in their native country.

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