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  • Locals celebrate Norooz

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 20, 2013 | 10:11 am

    Fast-paced Persian dance music and the aroma of beef kebabs filled the Arena Nightclub in Hollywood on March 16 as nearly 1,000 local Iranian-Americans and their young children gathered to celebrate the upcoming Persian new year of Norooz. 

    The Norooz Festival was the first in a...

  • Some non-Jewish Iranians still supportive of Israel after 60 years

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 11, 2008 | 5:43 pm

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    On a daily basis I come across dozens of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic stories spewed out by the Iranian state-run news media outlets. Rarely does one hear from the non-Jewish Iranian voices of moderation who do not hate Israel nor the Jews, but they are out there. I know this...