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  • Fakheri Steps Down as President of Eretz-SIAMAK

    By Karmel Melamed

    July 13, 2007 | 11:02 am

    By Karmel Melamed
    07/13/07

    After nearly 28 years of volunteer work in the local Iranian Jewish community and setting up one of the first Iranian Jewish non-profit organizations in Los Angeles, Dariush Fakheri has resigned as president of the Eretz-SIAMAK Cultural Center in... read on

  • Iranian Americans Oppose Bombing Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 28, 2007 | 10:14 pm

    By Karmel Melamed
    6/29/07

    In recent weeks, calls for possible strikes against Iran by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and other government officials have caused alarm among some local Iranian Jews and Muslims familiar with the Tehran regime.

    Iranian American experts on Iran’s... read on

  • Pianist, Tania Talks About Choosing A Musical Career in Persian Jewish Community

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 19, 2007 | 12:48 pm


    By Karmel Melamed
    June 2007

    It is not often young Iran Jews who have grown up and lived in the U.S. for the majority of their lives embrace the music and culture of their parents from Iran. Yet for Iranian Jewish pianist Tania Eshgahoff, Persian music has been one of the most... read on

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  • Shushan USA: Iranian Jews in Southern California

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 17, 2007 | 12:41 am

    By Karmel Melamed
    May 2007

    While news about Iran often dominates current political headlines, one does not often learn much about its ex-patriot community – particularly its Jewish one. Yet almost 30 years after Iran’s Islamic revolution, the near 30,000 descendents of... read on

  • Jews and Muslims Unite Behind Iran Divestment Bill

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 27, 2007 | 12:06 am


    04/27/07

    By Karmel Melamed

    Fourteen national and state Jewish organizations and dozens of Iranian Muslim groups opposed to Iran’s regime have found common ground in support of California Assembly Bill 221, which would require state pension funds to divest an estimated $24 billion... read on

  • Southern California Iranian Jews Back Katsav During Scandal

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 23, 2007 | 6:46 pm


    By Karmel Melamed
    March 23, 2007

    Despite a flurry of criticism directed at Israeli President Moshe Katsav over rape and sexual harassment allegations, support for Israel’s embattled president remains strong among Southern California’s Iranian Jews.

    “Many in the community here... read on

  • KIRN - PERSIAN LANGUAGE RADIO STATION MAKES WAVES IN BEVERLY HILLS

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 20, 2007 | 2:08 am


    By Karmel Melamed
    March 2, 2007

    Since their arrival in Beverly Hills nearly 30 years ago, local Iranian-Americans have kept in touch with current events, social activities, and their culture by tuning into various local Persian language media outlets.

    One of the most popular... read on

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