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First Farsi Holocaust text connects Iranians to Jewish history

November 1, 2012 by


On October 14, I was privileged to be a student delegate at 30 Years After’s 3rd Biennial Conference. 30 Years After is the civic and political voice of America’s Iranian Jews, the first and only organization of its kind. The group seeks to educate, inspire, and mobilize the Iranian Jewish community through civic action conferences, […]

Re: Speakers, Speeches Deserve Respect

October 2, 2011 by


After reading Rohan Viswanathan’s Opinion piece in the Daily Bruin on September 26, I was taken aback by his departure from the sentiments that I thought, based on claims of Islamophobia lobbed by Al-Jazeera and other publications I had been reading at the time, had constituted the general consensus on the ‘Irvine 11’ issue. Viswanathan […]

Anti-Semitism Studies returns to Yale despite PLO criticism

August 5, 2011 by


This past June, Yale University announced that its Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA), which had been operating since 2006, was meant to be discontinued. The official reason given by Professor Donald Green, director of Yale’s Institu te for Social and Policy Studies, was that YIISA was “generating little scholarly work that earned publication […]