Izak Parviz Nazarian R.I.P

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Izak Parviz Nazarian is a Tehran-born Israeli-American businessman and the founder of Citizen’s Empowerment Center in Israel (CECI).
He made Aliyah to Israel in 1948 and served in the 7th brigade during Israel’s Indipendance war and was even wounded in battle.
In 1956 He decided to return to Tehran, where he became a successful constructor due to  corporation with Israeli companies Mekorot and Solel Boneh.
In 1979, with the begining of the Iranian Revolution, Nazarian and his brother fled back to Israel.
After a short time, he moved to Los-Angeles, where together with three jewish scientists from MIT, he founded Qualcomm, a company which developed tracking technology for trucks and gained success.
In 2003 Nazarian received an honorary doctorate degree from Tel-Aviv University and inaugurated a department of advanced political studies in his name.
Nazarian was engaged in philanthropy, especially within the jewis-persian in the United States. He established a synagogue in Beverly Hills and the Institute of Iranian Studies in Tel Aviv University.

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