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Tag: Iranian Jews
August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm
March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pmMuseum of Holocaust names new director
Rachel Jagoda Lithgow, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust executive director, announced last week that she will step down from the post she's held for five years in advance of a move to Chicago. Mark Rothman, Holocaust services advocate at...
December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm
November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pmA recent gathering at a home in the San Fernando Valley brought together more than 40 Iranian Jews to discuss issues of mentorship. However, this informational meeting wasn't about matching up Baby Boomers with Gen X-ers to discuss long-term career strategies. Instead, it was...
September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pmIn 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 Israel. The suit holds Khatami responsible for the arrests and disappearance of their loved ones more than 10 years ago.
June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm
When Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took office on July 1, he could have handed out thank-yous to groups all over the city for his Election Day drubbing of incumbent Mayor James Hahn.
Jews, in all their local permutations, were a big part of Villaraigosa's victory: Orthodox Jews, Valley...
April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Jahangir Javaheri lived a full life in Iran as a pharmaceutical retailer, complete with a nice car, large house and the esteem and satisfaction that came with being a leader within the nation's small but cohesive Jewish community. Yet he wanted something more for his family,...
October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Three Iranian Jews imprisoned on charges of spying for Israel have been released, but the last five remain in jail, contrary to earlier reports.
Sources close to the issue said Monday that Iranian authorities had granted the last five an indefinite furlough. On Wednesday, however,...
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April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pmThe Passover theme of liberation took on new meaning when more than 1,000 people rallied Sunday to demand freedom for the 13 Iranian Jews, imprisoned in Shiraz a year ago and facing trial for alleged espionage.
The vigil in the outdoor memorial court of the Museum of Tolerance...
February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pmThe release on bail this week of three Iranian Jewish prisoners has raised hopes for their future, but not alleviated concerns that they and the other 10 accused of espionage will not receive a fair trial.
Wednesday's release followed announcements earlier this week that a trial is...
June 17, 1999 | 8:00 pmA dramatic appearance by the Rev. Jesse Jackson in Los Angeles last week helped kick into high gear an international campaign to free 13 Iranian Jews who were arrested by Iranian authorities for alleged espionage, and who face possible execution.
In a news conference...