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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

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...

Administration gets some of the leeway it sought in new Iran sanctions

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTON December 21, 2011

New sanctions targeting Iran's financial sector and its sale of crude oil give President Barack Obama leeway to moderate their possible impact on oil markets and to use carrots as well as sticks to sway third parties into isolating the Islamic Republic.The...

The Headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France. Photo:
Matthias Ripp

What happens now that the U.S. has cut UNESCO funds?

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTON November 2, 2011

The immediate consequence of UNESCO's vote to grant the Palestinians membership is clear: A cutoff of American funding for the U.N.  agency governing the protection of cultures and sharing of scientific knowledge, which stands to lose roughly a fifth...

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