Iranian Immigration to Israel: History and Voices, in the Shadow of Kings

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6.14 X 9.21 X 0.63 inches | 1.17 pounds

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About the Author

Ali Levy Ezzatyar is a lawyer and US diplomat. Prior to joining the Foreign Service and the US Agency for International Development, he practiced law at a number of prominent international firms and served as Executive Director of the AMENA Center for Entrepreneurship and Development, at the University of California, Berkeley. He remains a senior adviser to the Center. His first book, The Last Mufti of Iranian Kurdistan: Ethnic and Religious Implications in the Greater Middle East, was published in 2016. His articles on the Middle East have been featured in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and The Christian Science Monitor; he has appeared as an analyst on broadcasts such as the BBC World, Al Jazeera, and NPR, among others.

The information and views contained in this book are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the US government.


'This innovative work, thoughtfully designed and meticulously written, fills a major gap in research and publication regarding Israel's Jewish-Iranian community, and sheds much new light on the intricacies of their immigration and socio-cultural lives and identities within Israel's growingly multi-cultural and fragmented society, culture and politics.'

Prof. David Yeroushalmi, The Alliance Center for Iranian Studies, Tel Aviv University

'Jewish Iranian immigration to Israel has received little scholarly attention over the years. In this remarkable research, Ezzatyar effectively analyzed each wave of immigration and put it in its unique historical, cultural, and social context. This book takes the reader on a journey from Iran to Israel and beyond. Ezzatyar also writes from the perspective of immigrants, amplifying their voices.'

Lior B. Sternfeld, Professor of History and Jewish Studies, The Pennsylvania State University