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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

Egypt’s new president to visit Iran

By Ben Sales, JTA July 3, 2012

New Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will visit Iran next month. Morsi will be attending the conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, a group of states that do not consider themselves allied or opposed to any major international powers, according to the...

Ari Babaknia speaks at the book launch, held at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, for his four-volume Farsi-language book on the Holocaust.

Fifteen years of research leads to four-volume book on Holocaust—in Farsi

By Debra Rubin, JTA May 17, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Ari Babaknia doesn’t expect that Iran’s president will ever read his four-volume series of Holocaust books written in the Farsi language. But the author says he is confident that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad knows the books exist. “I’ve done...

Iranian émigré offers thoughts on homeland

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light March 14, 2012

Israelis aren’t the only Middle Easterners in St. Louis watching developments in the region play out with a personal dimension to the geopolitical drama. In some ways, Dr. Bahar Bastani, an area Iranian, sounds every bit as pessimistic as his Israeli...

Local Israelis share perspectives on Iran

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light March 14, 2012

No matter what happens in the Middle East in the near future, Tali Stadler has trouble sounding optimistic. “Even if the U.S. would attack, we’re going to be the first targets,” worries the native Israeli who has lived in St. Louis for the past...

Hamas leader heading to Iran

JTA January 31, 2012

Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister of the Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, will visit Iran. Haniyeh is going to Tehran at the invitation of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amid reports that relations between Hamas and Iran have soured because...

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