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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

Letters to the editor, week of Mar. 28, 2012

Published March 28, 2012

Affordable Care Act is crucial The Affordable Care Act provides a significant opportunity to help hundreds of thousands of Missourians, including many in the Jewish Community, get, afford and keep high quality health insurance.  At Jewish Family &...

Local Israelis share perspectives on Iran

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish LightPublished 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...

Consider naval blockade of Iran, Senate leader Levin says

JTAPublished March 12, 2012

WASHINGTON -- An international naval blockade of Iranian oil exports should be considered as an option to stop Iran's nuclear program, U.S. Sen. Carl Levin said. Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, said in an interview...

Ex-Mossad head: Israel should wait on Iran attack

JTAPublished March 12, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan said Israel should hold off on attacking Iran and that he would "prefer" that the United States execute the attack when it is time. Dagan also said in an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes Sunday night that he feared...

Jay Sekulow

Israel has a legal case for striking Iran

By Jay Sekulow and Robert Ash, JTAPublished March 11, 2012

WASHINGTON—In a world where nuclear weapons could soon be in the hands of a rogue nation like Iran, an Israeli preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be fully justified. Despite its ban on aggressive war, Article 51 of the United Nations...

Report: Iran to allow inspection of suspected nuclear site

JTAPublished March 6, 2012

Iran will allow inspectors from the United Nations' nuclear watchdog group to visit a suspected nuclear site on a military base near Tehran. The International Atomic Energy Agency will be granted access to the Parchin military complex at a time to be...

Netanyahu: Israel cannot wait long on Iran

JTAPublished March 5, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Sanctions and diplomacy have not stopped Iran's nuclear push, and Israel cannot wait much longer for these efforts to succeed, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. "I appreciate President Obama's recent efforts to impose even...

IAEA: Iran rapidly ramping up nuclear work

JTAPublished February 24, 2012

NEW YORK -- A confidential report from the U.N. nuclear agency says Iran has rapidly ramped up its nuclear activities in recent months. In a report Friday by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the watchdog group said that Iran has upgraded production...

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...

Letters to the editor, week of Feb. 15, 2012

Published February 15, 2012

‘Way of Heaven' was outstanding NJT play I am disappointed that I have not seen any positive reviews of the play "Way to Heaven" performed by the New Jewish Theatre. In my opinion, the production at the NJT was outstanding and is in fact one of the...

Israel: Time of Iran reckoning is closer

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished February 3, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Israeli officials said there was an understanding that the time was near to consider a military strike on Iran. "Today, unlike the past, the world has no doubt that Iran's nuclear program is steadily nearing readiness and is about to enter...

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, seen here addressing
a regional economic summit in Tehran in May 2011, says he is
‘optimistic that nuclear inspectors will not find anything amiss
this week during their visit to the country.

On Iran, mixed signals proliferate

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished January 31, 2012

WASHINGTON-Israel, the United States and Iranhave all gone deep into mixed-signals territory.Conversations with Israeli officials, includingDefense Minister Ehud Barak, left one prominent journalistconvinced that Israel will strike Iran by year's end....

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