Jewish Journal

  • Anderson introduces new Iran divestment resolution

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 28, 2008 | 10:29 pm

    California State Assemblymember Joel Anderson (R-El Cajon) made national headlines last year by introducing a landmark state legislation signed into law late last year that required state pension funds to divest an estimated $24 billion from nearly 30companies doing business with... read on

  • Iranian Jewish author Nahai to give new insights about the community

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 26, 2008 | 10:38 pm

    As a journalist and writer, I have a special respect and admiration for individuals that are in my same shoes—especially those who share the stories of the unique Iranian Jewish community with the rest of the free world. Gina Nahai , an Iranian Jewish author based here in Los... read on

  • Our podcast remembers Dr. Amnon Nezter

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 24, 2008 | 10:04 am

    Several days ago this blog reflected on the incredible contributions of the late Iranian Jewish historian Dr. Amnon Nezter following his passing on February 15, 2008. An obituary on Nezter appeared in the L.A. Jewish Journal website this week, but our podcast recently interviewed... read on

  • Iranian TV commercial ties McCain to “Jewish conspiracy”

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 22, 2008 | 10:33 am

    A new television commercial suggesting U.S. presidential candidate John McCain is involved in a Jewish conspiracy against Iran, recently aired in Iran courtesy of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry. Translations of this commercial were made by the Washington-based, Middle East Media... read on

  • Police report Iranian Jew shot by his brother in Beverly Hills

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 21, 2008 | 4:32 pm

    According to a report released by the Beverly Hills police department, last night at 9 pm, Alfred Hakim, a 49 year old Beverly Hills resident was allegedly shot by his 47-year-old brother Adel Hakim in the 400 block of North Palm Drive.  Local Iranian Jewish leaders declined to... read on

  • Mullah’s offer to welcome Jews back to Iran is a joke!

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 20, 2008 | 4:56 pm

    Iran’s radical fundamentalist Islamic leaders never cease to make me laugh nowadays with their almost daily ridiculous news releases to the Western media concerning Jews and Israel. This is one of their latest asinine news releases put out by the Iranian government’s state-run... read on

  • Iranian Jews mourn passing of Dr. Netzer

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 17, 2008 | 11:46 pm

    On Sunday February 17, 2008 roughly 500 Los Angeles area Iranian Jews bid a final farewell to the late Iranian Jewish historian Dr. Amnon Netzer during his memorial at Nessah Synagogue in Beverly Hills. He had died a few days earlier at the age of 73 at UCLA Medical Center while... read on

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