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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

House, Senate agree on enhanced Iran sanctions

JTA REPORT July 31, 2012

WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators have settled on a bill enhancing Iran sanctions.“This bipartisan, bicameral Iran sanctions legislation strengthens current U.S. law by leaps and bounds,” Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the chairwoman of...

Report: Iran to allow inspection of suspected nuclear site

JTA 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...

Thai police arrest another Iranian national

JTA February 27, 2012

Thai police are holding another Iranian national in connection with a bombing in the capital, Bangkok, Madani Seyed Mehrded, 33, was arrested over the weekend, when it was discovered that he was in the country on an expired visa. Call logs showed that...

U.N. condemns attack on Israeli officials

JTA February 24, 2012

NEW YORK -- The U.N. Security Council condemned the attack on an Israeli official in India. In a statement released Thursday by the council's rotating president, Kodjo Menan of Togo, council members "condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack...

IAEA leaves Iran without progress

JTA February 22, 2012

Talks between the United Nations nuclear watchdog and Iran on an agreement to monitor the latter's nuclear program have ended without progress. Negotiators for the UN International Atomic Energy Agency left Iran Tuesday after two days of talks, and without...

From left, Nancy Lisker, Senator John Lamping, Kara Newmark. The
American Jewish Committee worked with Sen. John Lamping to
introduce Iran divestment legislation. AJC representatives visited
Jefferson City last week to advocate for the legislation.

AJC works with state senator on Iran legislation

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light February 22, 2012

The St. Louis branch of the American Jewish Committee is asking the Missouri Legislature in Jefferson City to send the Iranian government in Tehran a strong symbolic message. The AJC wants the legislature to pass a bill this spring that would ban companies...

Thailand bombs meant to target Jews, police chief says

JTA February 16, 2012

Thailand's police chief said bombs that exploded in the capital earlier in the week were meant to target Israelis. "I can tell you that the target was specific and aimed at Israeli diplomatic staff," the national police chief, Gen. Prewpan Dhamapong,...

Obama administration condemns Iran car bomb

JTA January 12, 2012

The Obama administration condemned an attack in Tehran that killed a nuclear scientist, and Iran threatened Israel with revenge. Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, 32, was killed Wednesday when a bomb placed on his car by a motorcyclist exploded. Roshan reportedly...

Nancy Lisker

Time to ratchet up pressure on Iran

By Nancy Lisker December 14, 2011

Iran seems bent on confirming that it is the world's chief bully and outlaw, the greatest threat to world peace. Its pursuit of nuclear weapons capability, support for international terrorism, and disregard for international law are crystal clear. The...

Iran’s nuclear challenge reaching point of no return

By Ben Cohen, JointMedia News Service November 16, 2011

On Sept. 25, 2009, a grim-faced President Barack Obama stood before the phalanx of journalists covering the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh to share a sensational piece of intelligence. Flanked by the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, and the then British...

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