Jewish Journal

  • Wake up America, boot Iran’s Supreme Leader off social media!

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 18, 2013 | 11:10 pm

    Back in December of last year I was utterly shocked and disgusted that several American based social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube had permitted Iran’s totalitarian fundamentalist Islamic Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to start his own pages... read on

  • Kudos to Iranian Jewish artists making waves in L.A. & NY

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 30, 2013 | 11:22 am

    My piece this week in the Times of Israel places the spotlight on the "Shulamit Gallery" in the L.A. artists neighboorhood of Venice which is showcasing the art works of more than a dozen promising and successful Iranian Jewish artists. These artists are no doubt pioneers in the... read on

  • The Iranian elections were a complete charade!

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 22, 2013 | 11:15 am

    For past month it has been frustrating to see how American and European news media outlets have been naïve and stupid enough to give coverage to the latest presidential “election” in Iran that was nothing more than a charade. There was nothing democratic, fair or just about the... read on

  • Shame on Argentina’s Kirchner for allying with Iran’s mullahs!

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 28, 2013 | 10:54 am

    In July 1994 agents of the Iranian regime under the direct orders of the Iranian government bombed the Jewish center in Buenos Aires, Argentina killing 85 innocent individuals and injuring more than 300 others. For the last 19 years the Jewish community in Argentina has been... read on

  • More Ponzi in Iranian-Jewish community

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 29, 2013 | 7:52 pm

    Another member of the local Iranian community has been arrested for allegedly operating a Ponzi scheme.

    Shervin Neman, also known as Shervin Davatgarzadeh, a 31-year-old Iranian man, has been accused of defrauding nearly a dozen people — most of them local Iranian Jews — of more... read on

  • My beef with Ryan Seacrest

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 1, 2013 | 6:26 am

    Last year when the Bravo network debuted their new reality television program “Shahs of Sunset” which was depicted the lives of young Iranian Americans living in Los Angeles, I watched a few episodes of this show and was disgusted. I am not a fan of reality television in general... read on

  • JIMENA interviews L.A.‘s Iranian and Sephardic Jews for new websites

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 31, 2013 | 11:16 am

    Earlier this month perhaps one of the most important efforts to document the tragic loss of life and property that Jews from North Africa and the Middle East experienced during the 20th century took placed here in Los Angeles. Members of the San Francisco-based “Jews Indigenous to... read on

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Karmel Melamed is an internationally-published freelance journalist based in Southern California.

Since 2000, Melamed has specialized in covering the growing influential...

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