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  • Frank Nikbakht: Unflinching voice for Jews in Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    January 3, 2013 | 11:46 am

    Nearly 13 years ago, 13 Jews living in the Iranian city of Shiraz were arrested on trumped-up charges of spying for Israel and were facing execution by the clerics who ruled Iran. At the time, many of the leaders of Southern California’s Iranian-Jewish community asked their fellow...

  • The fate of Iran’s Jews in 2011?

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 23, 2011 | 9:18 pm

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    Frank Nikbakht, Iranian Jewish activist and head head of the Committee for Religious Minorities in Iran, photo by Karmel Melamed.

     


    Since demonstrations and political upheaval enveloped Iran last week just as in 2009, again worldwide Jewry and particularly thousands of Iranian...

  • Ahmadinejad “Jewish” identity accusations cannot be proven

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 4, 2009 | 7:41 pm

    This reporter and blog were bombarded with e-mails and questions since last night from readers of this blog asking me whether the story published in Britain’s Daily Telegraph’s that Ahmadinejad was born a Jew had any validity. After reading the Telegraph’s original story published...

  • Q&A: Expert Nikbakht sheds light on Iran’s Jews and the elections

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 16, 2009 | 11:18 am

    Iranian Jewish activist and director of the Committee for Minority Rights in Iran, is perhaps one of Iranian Jewish community’s few very knowledgeable sources for accurate information regarding the behavior, history and tactics of Iran’s current regime. He has spent a better part of...

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  • Podcast: Why do 20,000 Jews still live in Iran?

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 16, 2008 | 11:15 am

    With tensions growing between Iran and Israel this past year over Iran’s efforts to acquire nuclear weapons, many Jewish communities worldwide—especially Iranian Jews living in the U.S. have been worried about what will happen to the nearly 20,000 Jews still living in Iran should a...

  • Breaking the Silence:

    By David Evanier

    May 4, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Frank Nikbakht dates his decision to speak out about the realities of Jewish life in Iran to 1998. "The mainstream Jewish thinking both in Iran and in the American Jewish Iranian community in the U.S. was this," he recalls: "If you openly protest one killing of a Jew, then they will...
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