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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

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the Palestinian National Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah, April 30, 2018. (Flash90)

Mahmoud Abbas’ remarks on the Holocaust explain why two-state solution is dying

Andrew Silow-Carroll May 2, 2018

NEW YORK (JTA) — Rabbi Donniel Hartman had some bad news for his audience on the largely liberal Upper West Side: The two-state solution might not be dead, but it’s not imminent either, and most Israelis don’t believe the two-state solution is “implementable...

Editorial: The Last Slice

June 27, 2012

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both claim to be working toward peaceful resolution of the Israel-Palestinian problem. Let’s take them at face value for a moment, that they both care about...

Gun is only way to fight Israel, Hamas head says

JTA February 13, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said in Iran that armed resistance is the only way to fight against Israel. The "gun is our only response to the Zionist regime," Haniyeh said Monday in Tehran, according to the semi-official Iranian Fars...

Abbas says exploratory peace talks have ended

JTA January 25, 2012

JERUSALEM—Talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators leading to full peace talks have ended with no progress, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said. Abbas, following a fifth meeting between the sides, met Wednesday with Jordan's...

Editorial: The Biggest Losers

November 30, 2011

Just when it seems that the Palestinian people cannot not be more ill-served by its so-called "official leadership," Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshal have again proved their ineptitude. The question is, are...

Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

How to checkmate the Palestinian gambit

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus September 28, 2011

There have been oceans of ink, forests of paper and countless electronic communications about last week's drama at the United Nations, where Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas presented a formal request to the United Nations Security Council...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking before the
U.N. General Assembly says that Israel is ready to return to talks
with the Palestinians without preconditions, Sept. 23. Photo:
U.N./Marco Castro

What’s next after Palestinians’ U.N. statehood bid?

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTON September 28, 2011

After the mutual accusations of ethnic cleansing and the sarcastic posturing, the ball is back in the Palestinians' court. The upshot of last week's Lollapalooza of speechmaking at the United Nations is that the Obama administration has succeeded in persuading...

Editorial: Off the Marx

September 21, 2011

"I sent the club a wire stating, ‘Please accept my resignation. I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.'" - Groucho MarxGroucho's form of comedy can best be described as calculated anarchy. He and his brothers struck fiercely...

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