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Persian Body Art - Cultural Self-Expression
As the fad of tattooing has grown largely in Western culture and throughout the
world so has Persian Body Art. Over the course of the last decade, one ethnicity
has taken the opportunity to express themselves beyond the generic tribal or
Celtic designs found around the arms of young men and women and
celebrities alike. Iranians (historically known as Persians) have also been in
this growing mainstream phenomena of body art and tattooing. However, a
significant difference lies in the way Iranians have decided to express
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Bo remembers Bijan
Bombing for Oil & Gas: Gaza, Israel and the Levant Basin
With recent developments between Palestine and Israel we
feel its necessary to bring the following facts and potential
un-discussed motives into the light.  This article will focus on
the large natural gas discoveries made in the Levant Basin,
off the coast of the Gaza Strip in recent years and the war
surrounding who will reap the billions of dollars when those
wells become a new major producer in the area  
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Saralime !
Persian Adonis
Lee Kholafai
Little Iran in Lebanon ?
“Persians are the best when it comes to beauty,” says 25-year-old Azadei Eslamy, who owns
a beauty salon in Hamra, Beirut. Although she was born and raised in Los Angeles, she has
regularly visited Iran since her childhood and speaks fluent Farsi. “My mom made a point to
keep me in touch with my roots. My blood is 100% Persian and I’m proud of it,” she tells.

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Iranian American Entertainers Speaking Out
Many Iranian Americans have turned to the arts as a
means of critiquing the status quo both in Iran and the
US. Among them is actor and stand-up comedian Maz
Jobrani, an Iranian American and former “Axis of Evil”
comedy troupe. He has been touring with the troupe since
2005; his routine surrounding Iran, racial profiling, and
being Muslim in America. His act is so popular that he
has appeared on shows ranging from the Colbert Report
to The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
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Iranian awarded best actress at Montreal Film Festival 2011
Fatemeh Motamed-Arya crowned best actress at Montreal Film
Festival 2011 - in "Inja bedoone man" (Here Without Me) a
Bahram Tavakkoli's adaptation of the celebrated book by
Tenessee Williams "The Glass Menagerie". The multi award
winning actress' calibre and personal politics questions
motivation of this year's jurors  
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Israel Loves Iran
Israel ♥ Iran Peace campaign goes viral on social media !
Warmongers left baffled as "Israel Loves Iran" social media campaign
goes viral on facebook and the internet. Graphic designer Ronny Edry an
Israeli, decided to challenge the media barrage for War on Iran by the
current Israeli government by showing the world that governments do not
speak for the majority of their citizens. The message of peace and love
has left many on both sides of the debate completely surprised.
West starting to realize they are aiding terrorists in Syria - Lavrov to RT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes Western
politicians have started to realize that overthrowing Assad’s
government might lead to a worsening of the Syrian crisis.
This shift in the attitude is due to the rise of jihadists in Syria
and the threat of the country turning into a caliphate, he said
in an interview with RT
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Amal & George Wedding
Iran Moves Forward: The Silent Revolution for Iranian Women
Things are changing in Iran and it isn’t just about the politics.  As
the nation moves forward politically, the women in Iran are
having their own silent revolution. The modesty of their mothers
is being forgotten as the modern women of Iran develop their
own style. Women in Iran have been looking to the West for
fashion inspiration for quite a while now.
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World Cup allows a brief love affair with a pariah state
On paper, Iran had no chance here. They’re
the 43rd ranked team in the world. They
scored only eight goals in eight games to
qualify out of Asia. Owing to internal politics,
their preparation for this tournament was a
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Reading Megillah in Tehran: How Iranian Jews Celebrate Purim
The Jewish community of Talmudic Babylonia was
not the only one that knew intimately of
contemporary Iranian power and considered the
Purim story in that light. A well-preserved
synagogue discovered in 1932 in the Western
Syrian garrison town of Dura Europos reflects a
parallel approach that is nevertheless quite
different from that of Rava.
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Rakhshan Bani-Etemad wins at Venice film festival
Leading Iranian female filmmaker Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
has garnered award at the 71st International Venice Film
Festival in Italy. Bani-Etemad received the Best Screenplay
award for her film Tales during the awards ceremony on the
closing day of the festival on September 6, 2014 at Venice
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Norooz, the Iranian New Year has arrived !
No-Rooz, in word, means "New Day". It is the new day that starts the year,
traditionally the exact astronomical beginning of the Spring. Iranians take that
as the beginning of the year. This exact second is called "Saal Tahvil".
Now-Rooz with its' uniquely Iranian characteristics has been celebrated for at
least 3,000 years and is deeply rooted in the rituals and traditions of the
Zoroastrian (This was the religion of ancient Persia before the advent of Islam
in 7th century A.D.).
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