Jewish Journal

  • Making sense of Iran’s sham post-election trials

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 23, 2009 | 9:40 pm

    Day in and day out, it surprises me how news media commentators and political analysts in the U.S. and Europe have failed to recognize that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamaeni has been slowly consolidating his power in Iran in the aftermath of the recent June elections in... read on

  • L.A.‘s young Iranian Jews mix partying and politics

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 17, 2009 | 3:45 am

    As a journalist covering Southern California’s Iranian Jewish community, I probably get invited to nearly a dozen community events each month with the majority involving social or religious-based gatherings. I typically take a rain check on attending these events because they are... read on