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  • Iranian Americans celebrate Nowruz at California State Assembly

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 26, 2015 | 12:51 pm

    More than 50 Iranian-American community leaders, businessmen and artists of various faiths from across California gathered March 16 at the State Assembly in Sacramento to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year. 

    The festivities were part of an Assembly resolution that was passed...

  • European Jews, Iranian Jews and Exodus.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    January 28, 2015 | 11:26 am

    In the darkness of escalating anti-Semitism, so much has been written on why European Jews should leave.

    There is comfort in the familiar, even when abusive, even when painful.  It’s nearly impossible to understand the lure of wishing to stay oppressed.

    Yet, Exodus is the story...

  • Netanyahu in Washington: an attempt at having a dispassionate discussion

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 26, 2015 | 4:01 am

    You probably know the basic facts. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was invited last week by the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner to speak about Iran before a joint session of Congress. The Obama administration had no clue this was going...

  • L.A.’s Iranian-American community unhappy with U.S., Iran relations

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 25, 2014 | 12:50 pm

    Reactions have been strong and angry from the local Iranian community to outreach initiated by the Obama administration to the Islamic Republic of Iran for assistance in quashing Sunni militants in Iraq. The United States reportedly met with Iranian officials on June 15 in Vienna,...

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  • My beef with Ryan Seacrest

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 1, 2013 | 6:26 am

    Last year when the Bravo network debuted their new reality television program “Shahs of Sunset” which was depicted the lives of young Iranian Americans living in Los Angeles, I watched a few episodes of this show and was disgusted. I am not a fan of reality television in general...

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