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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, January 13, 2011.

Visit to Israel gives Romney chance to shore up foreign policy, evangelical cred

By Ron Kampeas, JTA July 3, 2012

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney’s announced trip to Israel, at the height of his campaign to wrest the presidency from Barack Obama, could be a twofer, drawing closer two critical constituencies: evangelicals and foreign policy hawks. A Romney campaign official...

The campaign for Mitt Romney, shown greeting the crowd in suburban Boston on March 6, 2012, is emphasizing his friendship with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu and his tough posture on Iran in distinguishing itself from President Obama.

Romney’s triumph smooths sharp edges of GOP Middle East policy rhetoric

By Ron Kampeas, JTA April 17, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Republican primaries are effectively over, and gone with them is the sharp-edged rhetoric and departures from past U.S. policy on the Middle East. Gone is Rick Santorum’s pledge to strike Iran and his suggestion that West Bank Palestinians...

Jewish groups debate ways to thwart U.N. recognition of ‘Palestine’

By Ron Kampeas, JTA WASHINGTON April 21, 2011

The path to international recognition of Palestinian statehood by September - when the Palestinians plan to bring the matter before the U.N. General Assembly - seems clear.The question before Israel and its supporters who oppose such recognition is how...

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