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  • L.A.’s Iranian Jews stand with Israel during war

    By Karmel Melamed

    1 week ago

    During the war between Israel and Hamas, local Iranian Jews have taken a two-pronged approach to supporting the Jewish state: raising substantial dollars on behalf of humanitarian causes in Israel and speaking out on Farsi-language media outlets based in Southern California. 

    “We...

  • AIPAC discouraged Rouhani overture, Rabbi Wolpe says

    By Jared Sichel

    September 25, 2013 | 3:28 pm

    The pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC “actively discouraged” an effort by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to reach out to Iranian-American Jews in Los Angeles, according to Sinai Temple’s Rabbi David Wolpe.

    During Shabbat services on Sept. 21, Wolpe informed his congregation,...

  • A Jew murdered in Iran

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 11, 2012 | 2:36 pm

    In the wake of the gruesome murder of a 57-year-old Jewish woman living in the Iranian city of Isfahan nearly three weeks ago, a group of Iranian-Jewish activists in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., have banded together in an informal group hoping to raise public...

  • U.S. economic woes spark rift in Iranian community

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 3, 2008 | 9:44 pm

    The U.S. economic problems over the past several months have resulted in rising conflicts among some Southern California Iranian Jewish community groups.

    The most recent example occurred in late September, when Washington Mutual appeared to be on the verge of collapse. The L.A.-based...

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