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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

The joint U.S.-Israel Arrow Weapon System successfully
intercepted a ballistic target missile, Feb. 22, 2011.

Israel, U.S. postpone joint anti-missile exercise

By Ron Kampeas, JTA January 15, 2012

WASHINGTON — The United States and Israel have delayed a major joint anti-missile exercise against a backdrop of heightened tensions with Iran.  Sources in both countries said that the exercise, the largest of its kind, would be delayed from its planned...

Israeli reservists taking part in an urban warfare exercise at a base in southern Israel in which they can simulate training as if they were fighting in the Gaza Strip or West Bank, October 2010. Photo:  Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90/JTA

Pushed by Goldstone, Israeli army embraces new ‘smart’ warfare

By Leslie Susser, JTA JERUSALEM April 13, 2011

Despite Israel's rejection of the Goldstone report on the Gaza war a year-and-a-half ago, the international criticism it engendered has led the Israel Defense Forces to make a number of significant changes in policy and doctrine. And they'll stay even...

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