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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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Sam Yebri

31 ARTICLES

Asylum, Which Made the United States a Leader in Protecting Jews, Could Disappear

The America that welcomed us when we escaped religious persecution is in danger of disappearing.

Your child’s Jewish identity can flourish in Los Angeles

Last month, my wife and I were blessed with our third child. When we welcomed our first child home from Cedars-Sinai four years ago,...

LA to DC: How a trip to Washington D.C. helped us take ownership of our community

It has been about a month since I embarked on the experience of a lifetime in Washington, DC with seventeen fellow twenty-somethings. Nearly three...

In Praise of Commitment

Ayekah?  Where are You?  That is not just the first question ever asked – by G-d of Adam - but a question asked by...

Stop this Iran deal, get a better one

There’s an old Iranian joke: Ask an Iranian “What’s two plus two?” and he will answer, “It depends on whether I’m buying or selling.”

The Iranian deal: Cause for skepticism, concern and disappointment

Americans who are Iranian and Jewish cannot help but view the recently announced nuclear understanding between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the P5+1 with skepticism, concern and disappointment.

The Art of the Bazaari

“Az Een Sotoon Be On Sotoon Faraj Hast” "From one column to another, there is freedom." There is an ancient Persian parable that recounts how an...

Rockets and Weddings: One LA Girl’s Experience in Israel During ‘Operation Protective Edge’

TEl AVIV--I'm not Israeli. I'm a young Iranian-American Jewish woman that lives in Los Angeles and is visiting in Israel. But recently, I've had...

Of Rice and Men

TEL AVIV--When I was a kid in post-Revolutionary Iran, we were subjected to repeating a variety of hateful chants in school against the U.S....

An Irreplaceable Legacy

Most Iranian-American Jews would not recognize the name Frank Lautenberg. But they should. Senator Lautenberg was the Senate's oldest member, its last-surviving WWII veteran, a...

To Dock or Not to Dock

Many odious entities enter Los Angeles every day--smog, D-list celebrities, hipsters from the East Coast that have had enough of the cold--but one such...

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce Meets with Iranian-American Jewish Leadership in Los Angeles

U.S. Representative <a href="http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/about/chair " target="_blank">Ed Royce (R), currently serving his eleventh term in Congress representing Southern California’s 39th District, attended an intimate meeting with...

An Iranian-Jew’s trip to the White House

“What is the difference between a New York City garment district bookkeeper and a Supreme Court Justice? Just one generation.”

Let’s not lose our Jewish political voice

Something in our DNA inspired Jews to be a voice for social justice and public service in America. Jews have served at all levels of civic leadership since the founding of this country.

Why I Vote

November 6th will be a special day for me. It is, of course, Election Day. The next President of the United States will be...

Song and Remembrance, 30 Years After

The last time I saw my grandmother alive, she was sitting in a wheelchair at an elder care hospital in Israel. She wore a...

Miss-education and mass control

There is one country in the world that has the highest ratio of female to male undergraduates, according to UNESCO. It is not the United...

Finally, It’s Time to Recognize and Remember

30 YEARS AFTER, an Iranian-American Jewish civic organization, applauds the bipartisan sponsorship in Congress of legislation that would offer due recognition of the undeniable...

My Brother Is Coming Home

In the summer of 2006, rockets rained down on Israel from its northern and southern borders as its army engaged militants on both fronts...

30 Years After Applauds California’s Enforcement of Iran Divestment Legislation

30 Years After, an Iranian-American Jewish civic organization, applauds the State of California’s vigorous enforcement of the Iran Contracting Act of 2010, authored by...

Iran Contracting Act of 2010 (AB 1650)

30 Years After applauds Governor Schwarzenegger for signing the Iran Contracting Act of 2010 (AB 1650) into law yesterday.  The law would preclude all...

Reflections From The White House

REFLECTIONS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE July 5, 2010 By Sam Yebri Thank goodness for frequent flyer miles.  When I received word that I was invited to...

Our Turn

By: Michael Yadegaran Growing up, I listened in utter disbelief as different members of my family recalled the hardships they endured as political refugees leaving...

February 11th is a date of reflection for all Iranians

February 11th is a date of reflection for all Iranians.  Today, thirty-one years ago, Iran underwent a revolution that would bring to power a...

Our Legacy Project

Our Legacy Project Written by Eman Esmailzadeh and Sam Yebri. This past December, 30 Years After launched “Our Legacy Project,” an unprecedented community-wide endeavor to commemorate...

30 YEARS AFTER: IRANIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY URGES PASSAGE OF IRAN REFINED PETROLEUM SANCTIONS ACT

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 8, 2009) –  Americans awoke Monday morning with news that tens of thousands of students marched courageously throughout the...

A Time For Action

By: Ramin Rabieian Last week, I attended a press conference at Beverly Hills City Hall, organized by Assemblymembers Mike Feuer and Bob Blumenfield.  They...

The Role of Technology in Diplomacy

The Role of Technology in Diplomacy Nicole Farnoush Social networking sites like Facebook and the now popular Twitter have hurriedly and indispensably integrated themselves into the...

Memories from Iran: 30 Years After

The scenes coming out of the streets of Tehran in the aftermath of Friday’s Iranian elections remind many Iranian Jews now living in Los...

That’s Where The Debate Is Going

Last week, we and three senior officials of the Jewish Federation met with a senior editor of The Los Angeles Times editorial page.  We...

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