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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

Homeland Security official briefs Jewish leaders after Toulouse

March 22, 2012

WASHINGTON -- A top Homeland Security official briefed Jewish groups in the wake of the deadly attack in Toulouse, France. Bill Flynn, an assistant undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, spoke to over 120 leaders in a phone call on Wednesday,...

U.S. Jewish leaders call on Knesset to secure Mount of Olives

JTA February 27, 2012

JERUSALEM -- American Jewish leaders called on the Knesset to tighten security at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem in the aftermath of a rock-throwing attack on one of the leaders and two Jewish congressmen. During a hastily arranged emergency...

U.S. and Israel are coordinated on Iran, U.S. envoy says

JTA February 23, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The United States and Israel are completely coordinated on the issue of Iran, the U.S. envoy to Israel, Dan Shapiro, told Jewish leaders. "I cannot think of any issue on which we are better coordinated than on the issue of Iran," Shapiro...

Seven of Obama’s 35 campaign chairs are Jewish

By Ron Kampeas, JTA February 22, 2012

WASHINGTON -- At least seven of the Obama campaign's 35 co-chairs are Jewish, including Alan Solow, a leading figure in the organized community. Solow is identified on the list released early Wednesday morning as both a partner at the DLA Piper law firm...

Arab Spring inflating Israel’s defense costs, Bibi tells U.S. Jewish leaders

JTA February 20, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The Islamistization of the Arab Spring movement has placed "enormous pressure" on Israeli defenses and progress in the peace process, Benjamin Netanyahu told American Jewish leaders. The Israeli prime minister, speaking Sunday night to the...

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