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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

Israel’s military chief leaves for U.S., Canada

JTAPublished March 15, 2012

JERUSALEM -- IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benjamin Gantz left for his first official visit to the United States and Canada. Gantz, who left Thursday on a trip that was delayed several days due to the violence on Israel's southern border, will meet with...

Dempsey says he did not advise against Israel strike on Iran

JTAPublished February 28, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate committee that he did not advise Israel against striking Iran's nuclear facilities. Dempsey appeared Tuesday before the Senate Budget Committee, where he said...

U.S. assessment: Israel strike on Iran would be ‘highly complex’

JTAPublished February 20, 2012

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities would be a "huge and highly complex operation" that would be far different than its 1981 attack on an Iraqi nuclear reactor, according to a New York Times report. Citing U.S. defense officials...

Israeli strike on Iran would be “destabilizing,” Joint Chiefs head says

JTAPublished February 19, 2012

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff said in an interview that an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities would be "destabilizing." “It’s not prudent at this point to decide to attack Iran,” Gen. Martin Dempsey said in an interview...

Barak: Attack on Iran ‘very far off’

JTAPublished January 18, 2012

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli attack on Iran is "very far off," Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said. "We haven’t made any decision to do this. The entire thing is very far off," Barak said during an interview Wednesday with Israel's Army Radio after...

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, JTAPublished 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...

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