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  • EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 11, 2007 | 8:53 pm


    By Karmel Melamed
    04/21/06

    Following a career as Israel’s ambassador to the United States in the 1980s and as Israeli defense minister in three separate governments, Moshe Arens left politics to serve as the chairman of the board of governors at the “College of Judea and... read on

  • Iranian Muslims Can’t Forget Shoah

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 11, 2007 | 8:47 pm


    By Karmel Melamed
    04/21/06

    For the Iranian Jews of Los Angeles, remembering the Shoah has taken on a new, sorrowful resonance in the wake of recent statements denying the Holocaust by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. At the same time, this year’s observance will be buoyed by... read on

  • Iranian Jews Tackling Problems With Drug Abuse

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 11, 2007 | 7:57 pm


    By Karmel Melamed
    11/05/05

    Three years ago, Raymond P., a 28-year-old Iranian Jewish youth was a fully-fledged member of a notorious Los Angeles street gang and involved in violent crimes, activities that were helping him fund his near lethal drug habit.

    Now in recovery, Raymond... read on

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  • There’s No Denying Him: Only Iranian Jewish Holocaust Survivor

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 11, 2007 | 7:47 pm



    By Karmel Melamed
    12/14/06

    In August 1939, Menashe Ezrapour could have escaped the horrors of the Holocaust by boarding a train in the French city of Grenoble, but instead, he chose to stay, ultimately becoming the only known Shoah survivor of Iranian Jewish descent interned in... read on

  • Through Her Lens: Shelley Gazin Honors the Vibrancy of Persian Jewish Social Landscape

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 11, 2007 | 7:24 pm



    By Karmel Melamed
    November 2006

    You have probably seen her at many local Iranian Jewish gatherings around town or even at parties with one or two cameras in hand shooting everything around her. She’s not your typical hired photographer, but American Jewish artist Shelley... read on

  • Exclusive Interview: Lila Yomtoob, First Iranian Jewish Emmy Winner

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 11, 2007 | 7:15 pm


    By Karmel Melamed
    September 2006

    This past August the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored an array of actors, directors, producers, and creative artists for their work on various television programs that aired this past year. Lila Yomtoob, a 30-something Iranian Jewish... read on

  • Forget JDate, Matchmaker Helps Jewish Angelenos Find Love

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 11, 2007 | 7:07 pm


    By Karmel Melamed
    1/13/06

    He’s not your typical yenta, and he’s certainly not JDate.com, but 70-year-old Asher Aramnia spends every Sunday afternoon working the phones at his Los Angeles office to make national and international love connections for Jewish singles of different... read on

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