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Webcasts: 30YA’s 2010 Conference - A Call for Iranian Jewish activism

by Karmel Melamed

October 17, 2010 | 12:17 pm

History was made on October 10, 2010 at 30 Years After’s conference on Iranian American Jewish social and political activism in the U.S. The following are just some of the interviews and speeches I captured during my reporting on this conference….

My interview with 30YA president Sam Yebri about the outcome of this year’s conference:

L.A.‘s Sinai Temple Rabbi David Wolpe calls on young Iranian Jewish professionals to become more involved in community activism during his speech:

Making a special appearance at 30YA’s conference at the Century City Hyatt hotel, U.S. Senate candidate from California, Carly Fiorina, addresses the crowd of Iranian Jews about the reason she wanted to enter politics today:

Tel Aviv University’s Iranian Jewish professor of Iranian Studies, David Menasheri speaks on his panel about what caused the 1979 revolution in Iran and its outcome when radical Shiite Islamists took power in that country:

One of 30YA’s board members Michael Yadegaran speaks to me about the panel on Israel activism on college campuses he spoke on during the conference:

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, whose father is an Iranian Jew, spoke at the 30YA conference. In this video clip I captured Boteach denounced the United Nations for allowing Iran’s president to spew his hatred of Israel and the Iranian president blaming the 9/11 attacks on the U.S.:

Israel’s Consul General in Los Angeles, Jacob Dayan, calls on the members of 30YA to become politically active on the issue of Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons:

Yale Professor Firuz Kazamzadeh, who is also Bahai, spoke on this panel about the mistreatment and human rights abuses against people from the Bahai faith living in Iran today:

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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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