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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Incendiary balloons from Gaza prompt new Israeli airstrikes

Incendiary balloons from Gaza prompt new Israeli airstrikes

June 16, 2021

(JTA) — After balloons filled with incendiary material were sent from Gaza into the Israeli countryside, Israel’s military launched a fresh offensive of airstrikes on Hamas targets on Wednesday. There were no casualties on either side, Reuters...

Pride rallies held across Israel in lieu of annual parades due to coronavirus

July 2, 2020

JERUSALEM — They came out by the thousands across Israel to show their support for LGBTQ rights — but the numbers were a far cry from the Pride parades held annually that were canceled due to the coronavirus.Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, as well...

Protesters shout ‘dirty Jews’ at Paris rally against police racism

June 18, 2020

Paris police are investigating after multiple participants were heard shouting “dirty Jews” at a demonstration in Paris focused on Adama Traore, a black man who died in police custody there in 2016.The chants erupted at Republique Square on Saturday...

Ohio’s Health Dept. director resigns after backlash over stay-at-home orders

June 18, 2020

Amy Acton, the Department of Health director in Ohio who came under fire for the stay-at-home orders to stem the coronavirus crisis, including armed protesters carrying signs with anti-Semitic messages, has resigned.Acton will become the chief health...

Steven Spielberg speaks onstage during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 10th annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood, Calif., Nov. 18, 2018. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Steven Spielberg warns: Genocide as possible today as it was during Holocaust

December 6, 2018

(JTA) — Steven Spielberg, the Oscar-winning director of the Holocaust film “Schindler’s List,” has a warning: The possibility of hate leading to genocide is as possible today as it was during the Holocaust.Spielberg in an interview with NBC’s...

Israeli special ops force was in Gaza for two months before its firefight with Hamas, report says

December 6, 2018

(JTA) — An Israeli special operations force caught last month in a firefight with Hamas had been in  Gaza for about two months before their cover was blown.The team, which entered both through the Erez border crossing and through a breach in the security...

Brazil arrests Israeli head of international drug smuggling network 

December 6, 2018

(JTA) — An Israeli drug dealer who leads a smuggling network was captured in Brazil after trying to escape extradition.Dany Treyger, 32, was initially arrested last week in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, in Bolivia, and taken to Paraguay’s capital city...

EU Council approves declaration on fight against anti-Semitism

December 6, 2018

(JTA) — The Council of the European Union approved a declaration on the fight against anti-Semitism.The declaration passed on Thursday in Brussels also calls for the development of a common security approach to better protect Jewish communities and...

OSU student government votes down Israel boycott and divestment resolution

December 6, 2018

(JTA) — The Undergraduate Student Government of the Ohio State University voted down a resolution to divest from companies which “benefit from the Israeli occupation of Palestine,” and to boycott Israeli products.It failed Wednesday night by a vote...

Arrest made in attack on Hasidic man in Brooklyn

December 6, 2018

(JTA) — New York police have arrested a man alleged to have punched a Hasidic Jewish man in the head, and charged him with a hate crime.In addition to the hate crime charge, Eric Gerena, 32, who was arrested on Tuesday, was charged with assault in the...

Super soccer star Messi joins Beitar Jerusalem team fans club

December 6, 2018

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi became a member of the fan club of the Israeli soccer team Beitar Jerusalem.Beitar’s team owner, businessman Moshe Hogeg, presented Messi with a membership card at an event in Barcelona...

Israel’s chief rabbi lights Hanukkah candles in Polish parliament

December 6, 2018

Rabbi David Lau, chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Israel, lights Hanukkah candles in the Sejm, the lower house of Poland’s Prliament, on Dec. 5, 2018.(JTA) – Rabbi David Lau, Israel’s chief Ashkenazi rabbi and the son of a Holocaust survivor, lit Hanukkah...

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