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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

Gallup: American support for Israel near all-time high

JTA February 22, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Israel is the eighth most-favored country by Americans, a Gallup poll found.  Some 71 percent of Americans view Israel favorably, a three-point increase over last year’s results of 68 percent, the Gallup poll, conducted Feb. 2-5, measured. ...

Holder: U.S. urged Israel not to release killers of Americans

By Zach Silberman, JTA February 10, 2012

WASHINGTON -- An Obama administration official said the United States urged Israel not to free Palestinian terrorists in the Gilad Shalit exchange deal who killed Americans. In a Jan. 30 letter to the Parents Forum, a group of American citizens and parents...

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Napolitano to Jewish leaders: No imminent threat

By Ron Kampeas, JTA February 8, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and top U.S. security officials told Jewish community leaders there is no imminent threat of an attack on Jewish targets in the United States. "Officials on the call said government and security...

Netanyahu to address AIPAC as Iran speculation intensifies

JTA February 5, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will address the AIPAC policy conference as speculation grows about how the United States and Israel will tackle Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program. Netanyahu's formal Twitter feed...

U.S. Jewish, Israeli institutions on high alert, fearing Iranian attack

JTA February 5, 2012

Jewish and Israeli institutions in the Unites States are on high alert over concerns that Iran or its proxy will target them, a U.S. news network reported. The precautions were put into place by the institutions, ABC reported Feb. 3, citing an Israeli...

Spy boss: Iran more likely to hit on U.S. soil

JTA January 31, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Iran's leadership has shown itself more willing to carry out attacks on American soil, the U.S. intelligence chief told Congress. "The 2011 plot  to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States shows that some Iranian officials...

OSCE renews AJC’s Baker in top anti-Semitism slot

JTA, WASHINGTON January 11, 2012

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe renewed the posting of Rabbi Andrew Baker of the American Jewish Committee to its top anti-Semitism post. On Wednesday, AJC said that the OSCE had reappointed Baker to be its personal representative...

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Russian Jewish immigrant to St. Louis to study at Oxford on Rhodes scholarship

By Lena Fish, Special to the Jewish Light August 17, 2011

Among the 32 students in the United States awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University in England this fall, is St. Louisan Anna Alekseyeva, a Russian Jewish immigrant who came with her parents and brother to St. Louis from St. Petersburg...

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