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  • 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

  • Photo Essay: Iranian Americans in L.A. enjoy No Rooz 2013

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 29, 2013 | 12:02 pm

    With the start of Spring this year, many Iranians of all faiths living in Southern California and elsewhere worldwide celebrated the Persian New Year of 'No Rooz' on March 20th. My recent piece in the Journal highlighted the efforts by local Iranian Americans to give back to the... read on

  • ADL honors Dr. Sharon Nazarian

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 11, 2013 | 6:13 am

    More than 100 community members joined the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on March 6th to honor Dr. Sharon Nazarian, the Iranian Jewish president of the Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation at the ADL’s annual “Deborah Awards” at the upscale SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. The ADL’s awards... read on

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