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Simon’s Story - Veiled Romance: My Love for Iran and Israel

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Simon’s Story - Veiled Romance: My Love for Iran and Israel

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Simon Sion Ebrahimi was born and raised in Esfahan, Iran.

Simon took up residence in England for a time, where he studied management and finance. Upon the completion of his education Simon returned to Iran, where he would eventually become a partner at the largest international accounting (CPA) firm in Iran.

In 1979, during the revolution which took place under Ayatollah Khomeini’s control, Simon was taken hostage in Tehran, by his employees.

Ultimately, Simon was able to escape. After which, he fled Iran and headed to France with his wife and their two daughters. He and his family eventually reached the United States, where they made their home in Los Angeles, California.

Simon is an accomplished writer, having penned three novels. His first novel being “Veiled Romance: A Persian Tale of Passion and Revolution”. Simon has stated that his book was inspired by personal experiences and observations while living in Iran at the time of the revolution.

Simon spent over fifteen years as the editor of Shofar, a monthly magazine put out by the Iranian American Jewish Federation. The magazine boasts an on-average readership of nearly fifty-thousand and is printed in both English and Farsi.

Simon has since retired and currently resides in Woodland Hills, California.