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Nov 22, 2019, 10:13 AM
American Jews Must Support Iranians Protesting For Freedom
A little more than 39 years ago my family and I along with thousands of Jews fled Iran to escape the radical Islamic and anti-Semitic regime of the Ayatollah Khomeini. After arriving in Los Angeles, my community of Iranian...
Nov 15, 2019, 9:44 AM
Iran’s Laws Bias Against Jews & Religious Minorities
On a regular basis I am asked on social media outlets and at venues when I speak to different groups how troublesome life is for Iran’s religious minorities which include; Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians and people of the Baha'i faith....
Oct 23, 2019, 8:18 PM
Shame on Merkel for Denying Iranian regime’s anti-Semitism
Earlier this month German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government declared that the Iranian regime was anti-Israel, but was not anti-Semitic in its calls for Israel’s destruction. The absurdity of this statement by the German government has shocked many Jews worldwide,...
May 14, 2019, 4:03 AM
Iranian Regime and Zarif Owe Iranian Jews Apology
On May 9th, the nearly 45,000 Iranian Jews living in Southern California and 25,000 Iranian Jews living in New York and Iranian Jews worldwide will remember the unjust execution of their community leader Habib Elghanian 40 years ago by...
Mar 27, 2019, 11:47 PM
PBS News Hour Lied About Iran’s Jews in 2018 story
Last November the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) News Hour television program traveled to Iran to randomly cover the country’s dwindling Jewish population in what was nothing more than a borderline propaganda piece to bolster the totalitarian radical Islamic regime...
Mar 10, 2019, 10:13 AM
American Jews must support Regime Change in Iran
Almost four years ago a large segment of Ashkenazi Jewish leaders and activists across America came out in strong support of the Obama administration’s Iran Deal based on the belief that the deal would “help improve the lives of...
Mar 4, 2019, 10:05 AM
CUFI Standing With Mizrahi Jews for the Cause of Israel
For two days in June of 1941, as a ten-year-old Iraqi Jewish boy, Joseph Samuels, witnessed first-hand one of the most violent pogroms of the Holocaust in Baghdad by angry Muslim mobs who destroyed and looted Jewish homes and...
May 8, 2017, 11:10 PM
Shame on Zarif — He Forgets the Iranian Regime’s Crimes against the Jews
May 9th of this year may not mean much to the average Jew or even to non-Jews, but it is perhaps one of the most heart-breaking days each year for thousands of Iranian Jews worldwide. Many individuals may have forgotten...
Jun 1, 2016, 10:01 PM
There are no moderates in the Iranian regime!
Last year around this time many of my friends in the American Ashkenazi community were troubled by the strong opposition many Iranian American Jews including myself had to the “Iran Deal”. Unfortunately they believed the “talking points” put out...
May 18, 2015, 11:18 PM
Iranian Jewish Refugees still not over pain of forced exile from Iran
It has been 32 years since my grandparents illegally escaped Iran through a very dangerous and treacherous journey through the Iran-Pakistan border, yet my grandmother still weeps and her heart is still filled with unending pain when she recalls...
Karmel Melamed is an award-winning internationally published Iranian American journalist based in Southern California; He is a member of the Speakers Bureau of JIMENA: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa