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Podcast: Beverly Hills’ Iranian Jewish candidates for City Council

by Karmel Melamed

February 9, 2009 | 3:08 am

This week my piece in the L.A. Jewish Journal focuses on the two Iranian Jewish candidates for the Beverly Hills City Council, a race this year that has not generated as much excitement and buzz as the previous February 2007 race. Our podcast program had a chance to chat with the two candidates, Fran Cohen and Michael Hakim about their strategies in winning one of the three open spots on the Council. We also chatted briefly with Jimmy Delshad, the only Iranian Jew on the Beverly Hills City Council and previous city mayor on his impressions of the current candidates.

Listen to our podcast program here


My article about the 2007 election in Beverly Hills can be found here.

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Beverly Hills City Council candidate, Michael Hakim
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Beverly Hills City Council candidate, Fran Cohen
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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