Jerusalem Report

Building a bridge between Israel and Iran

Activists create a space in which connections between ordinary Israelis and Iranians are allowed to take place.

The top of DJ Sa’id David Rabi’s head is just visible behind a dense thicket of microphones and antennas as he introduces a song in his tiny radio studio. As the thumping beats and melancholy crooning of a Persian pop number fill the air, Rabi swings round in his wheelchair, slaps his palm on his knee, and beams in delight.

“That’s a great tune. It’s a band from Tehrangeles,” he enthuses, using the Persian nickname for the large Iranian immigrant community in Los Angeles.

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