Jewish and Persian Connections Mission

In response to statements emanating from the Middle East regarding nuclear threat to both the Jewish and Persian peoples, we seek to project an alternative voice on Jewish- Persian relations that disseminates knowledge about the historical and cultural ties between these two peoples, fosters friendship and openings for creative exchange, and contributes to the identity of adults and children of mixed Jewish and Persian ancestry.

Seeking Your Personal Stories and Intellectual Contributions!

Please submit your personal writings on the following topics:
a) Relationships between Persians and Jews
b) Raising a Persian Jewish child
C) Historical and/or current affairs between Persians and Jews/ Iran and Israel
D) Current Debate: Is the current conflict between Iran and Israel inherently tied into the Israeli- Palestinian conflict?

All submissions welcome including poetry, links and other recommendations. Please email any submissions to Authors are responsible for providing respectful, factually accurate, and fully citated submissions as a pre-requisite for inclusion. Articles should be a minimum of 2 paragraphs in length up to a maximum of 10 pages. Please use proper citation when referencing another writer or speaker. Assume no specific religious knowledge and explain all references to any religions. Translate all non-English words used, including Farsi, Hebrew, Arabic, Ladino or Yiddish. Writers wishing to anonymously post may use their first name only. Please send all submissions to All information outside of your submission will remain strictly confidential including your email and contact information. Thank you for your contributions!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tel Aviv Annual Iran Conference

Tel Aviv Annual Iran Conference:
The Iranian Revolution: Thirty Years After
Tel Aviv University, May 24-25th

The conference is the largest Iran symposium ever to take place in Israel, as it will bring together 40 scholars on Iran from around the world. They will assess the state of the Islamic Republic from a broad range of perspectives, including Iran's domestic and regional politics; Iranian society, politics, culture, religion, and economy; and the role of minorities in Iran, with an emphasis on the Jewish community. Following the inauguration of President Obama in the U.S., the new Netanyahu government in Israel, and the upcoming presidential elections in Iran, the conference will also address important and timely developments regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran and the region.

For those guests traveling from abroad, please let us know which days you will be attending the conference so that we can reserve seating for you.

The Center for Iranian Studies (CIS)

Tel Aviv University

Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel

Office:‏ +972-3-640-9510

Fax: +972 3 640 6665