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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

Editorial: Nothing to See Here

Jewish Light EditorialPublished January 16, 2013

President Barack Obama has had two Supreme Court vacancies to fill. Both were filled with women. Through mid-December 87 of Obama’s 217 judicial nominees were female, with about 40 percent of those being women of color (contrast that with President...

Allegations against Clinton aide Abedin stir Jewish concerns about attacks on ‘outsiders’

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished August 2, 2012

WASHINGTON – Rep. Michele Bachmann has incurred the wrath of leading Jewish groups and some Republican leaders, even though she may be one of Israel’s staunchest defenders in Congress and one of its best-known Republicans. The reaction was spurred...

Panetta announces $70 million for Iron Dome near term

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished May 17, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said it would rush $70 million to Israel in order to enhance its Iron Dome missile defense system, with more money in the pipeline. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Thursday after meeting with his Israeli...

Editorial: Unchain Chen

Published May 2, 2012

On the heels of the news about Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, Charlie Brennan on his morning show Monday on KMOX Radio asked a listener, What should the United States have done if Anne Frank had managed to escape from her secret annex in Amsterdam...

Clinton: Iran letter “important step”

JTAPublished February 17, 2012

NEW YORK -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomed Iran's stated willingness to restart negotiations and called it an "important step." In comments to reporters after a meeting Friday at the State Department with Catherine Ashton, the European...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama,
shown at a September 2011 meeting at the United Nations in New
York, are likely to meet again in Washington at the beginning of
March, when decisions on Iran will be coming to a head.

Ahead of March meetings, Israel and the U.S. close ranks on Iran

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished February 7, 2012

WASHINGTON—It's one of those coincidences too tempting to believe is a coincidence. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is delivering a speech to AIPAC about what should happen next with Iran and likely meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss...

Lieberman in U.S. to meet with Clinton, lawmakers

JTAPublished February 6, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will meet top Congress members and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on his U.S. visit. Lieberman, who arrived Monday in Washington, is scheduled during his three-day visit to meet with...

Facebook hosts virtual peace conference

JTAPublished January 23, 2012

JERUSALEM—A virtual peace conference for Jewish and Arab young leaders was held on Facebook. Monday's conference was sponsored by the Yala Young Leaders' group, which seeks to promote dialogue among Israelis, Palestinians and Americans, and the Peres...

In N.J., pro-Israel stalwart Rothman faces a primary battle

By Zach Silberman, JTA/WASHINGTON JEWISH WEEK, WASHINGTONPublished January 10, 2012

Rep. Steve Rothman is accustomed to being re-elected to his northern New Jersey congressional district by wide margins. This year, however, the pro-Israel stalwart faces what could be a tough, redistricting-induced primary battle against a fellow eight-term...

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe visits Yad Vashem in Jerusalem during his visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority territories, June 2. Photo: Isaac Harari / FLASH90 / JTA

Can Israel convince Europe to oppose Palestinian U.N. bid for statehood?

By Leslie Susser, JTAPublished June 8, 2011

JERUSALEM — It was a sign that ties between the Obama and Netanyahu administrations remain strong despite the apparent tensions two weeks ago when the two leaders met at the White House. On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shot...

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