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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

Panetta: Israel has not decided to attack Iran

JTA February 14, 2012

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told a Senate committee that he does not believe Israel has decided definitely to attack Iran's nuclear infrastructure. Panetta also told the Armed Services Committee Tuesday that the United States and Israel have "common...

Iran may extend IAEA stay

JTA January 30, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Iran offered to extend a visit by nuclear inspectors. Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted by various media on Monday as saying that he was "optimistic" about the results of the visit this week by inspectors from the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog, the...

Panetta: It would take Iran one year to make nuclear bomb

JTA January 30, 2012

NEW YORK -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said it would take Iran approximately one year to build a nuclear bomb. "The consensus is that if they decided to do it, it would probably take them about a year to be able to produce a bomb and then...

Obama administration: No ‘direct talks’ letter to Iran

JTA January 18, 2012

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration said an Iranian lawmaker had mischaracterized its letter warning against blocking the Strait of Iran and reiterating its commitment to dialogue. Ali Mothari, was quoted by The Associated Press Wednesday as saying...

Missouri Capitol Building

With legislative session underway, Jewish groups weigh in on issues

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish Light January 18, 2012

From kosher food certification to separation of church and state to a ballot initiative on photo identification for voting, the local Jewish community looks forward to a diverse agenda as the Missouri General Assembly resumes work in Jefferson City this...

U.S. reportedly tells Iran: Strait closing is ‘red line’

JTA, WASHINGTON January 13, 2012

The United States relayed a message to Iran that blocking the Strait of Hormuz would be a "red line," the New York Times reported. The newspaper reported Friday that there is considerable skepticism in the Obama administration and among the military that...

Editorial: Kicking the Hormuz Nest

January 11, 2012

Nothing new under the desert sun in Iran. The Islamist leadership is starting out 2012 with its usual jagged chin forward: • Iranian leaders, in the face of enhanced economic sanctions, have threatened to illegally block the Strait of Hormuz (through...

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