Friday, March 09, 2007

Iranian Jew poised to become Beverly Hills mayor

The Jerusalem Post notes that Iranian Jews, having become economically successful in California, are now trying their hand at politics:

"After marking their votes on bilingual English-Farsi ballots, residents of this tony Los Angeles suburb awaited the final tally in City Council race that highlighted the growing clout of Iranian immigrants here and could lead to the city having its first Iranian mayor.

"City council incumbent Jimmy Delshad was one of three candidates of Jewish-Iranian descent running for two open council seats. The top two finishers will get seats on the council, and reelection would give the 66-year-old Delshad the seniority to be named mayor."

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Three out of six City Council candidates Iranian-Jewish (with thanks: Albert)

1 comment:

Yankee Doodle said...

That's interesting -- the Dr. Jekyll side of diversity? The Mr. Hyde side is when we have to be tolerant of terrorist ideology.