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  • Iran’s Jewish Legislator Criticized During L.A. Appearance

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 11:49 am


    By Karmel Melamed
    12/15/06

    Local Iranian Jewish activists in Southern California criticized the December 4th town hall speaking event at the Iranian American Jewish Federation (IAJF) synagogue in West Hollywood that welcomed Maurice Motamed, the current and only Jewish... read on

  • Iranian Jews Sue Former Iranian President Khatami

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 11:33 am


    By Karmel Melamed
    9/22/06

    In a rare display of unity, a variety of groups within the local Persian Jewish community have joined to voice support for a lawsuit filed against former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami on Sept. 9 by seven Persian Jewish families in Los Angeles and... read on

  • Mediator Making Peace Between Iranian Jews

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 11:15 am


    By Karmel Melamed
    12/29/06

    With Los Angeles County being named among one of the most litigious areas in the country by the American Bar Association for the past several years and lawsuits being more commonplace nowadays, its not often you find anyone willing to help parties revolve... read on

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Wife of Kidnapped Israeli Soldier Speaks Out

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 10, 2007 | 10:50 am


    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
    By Karmel Melamed
    10/18/06

    Her eyes filled with her tears and her voice echoed with pain as Karnit Goldwasser, wife of kidnapped Israeli soldier Ehud Goldwasser, sat down with me during her visit to Los Angeles last month to shed light on the captivity of her... read on

  • Iranian Jews Adopt Agreement to Avoid Future Agunot

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 8, 2007 | 11:14 pm

    by Karmel Melamed
    07/14/06

    Rachel R. endured three years of humiliation while seeking a civil divorce from her physically abusive husband in Iran during the late 1980s. Since he had fled their native country, the Islamic regime required her to place ads in newspapers in order to... read on

  • Sweet New Year For Bee Man

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 8, 2007 | 11:05 pm


    By Karmel Melamed
    09/22/06

    Dipping his apple in honey this Rosh Hashana will have a special meaning for Southern California Iranian Jewish businessman Izak Kharrazi who will also mark his 30th year in the unique and challenging bee removal business.

    Affectionately known as the... read on

  • Iranian Jews Rediscover Their Roots In Judeo-Persian Literature

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 8, 2007 | 4:02 pm

    By Karmel Melamed
    09/21/05

    It took Iranian Jews now living in the United States nearly three decades in exile from the land they called home for roughly 2,700 years to appreciate their rich history and culture preserved in their Judeo-Persian literature.

    Considered one of the... read on

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