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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

Executive board members of Washington University Israel Public Affairs Committee (WIPAC) pose with their awards after their chapter received the AIPAC 2018 “Campus Activist of the Year” Award. From left are WashU Hillel Assistant Director and WIPAC Advisor Miriam Ross-Hirsch, Geordan Neinstein, Micah Goldson, President Nate Turk, Jacob Scheinman, Kayla Steinberg, Immediate Past President Hannah Sinrich, former President and current AIPAC staffer Daniel Grey and WashU Hillel CEO, Jackie Levey.

At AIPAC, UH rabbi remembered for friendship with Truman; WashU group honored

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer March 7, 2018

Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg sat on a bus in Israel during a July trip sponsored by an Israel advocacy organization when someone started discussing former President Harry Truman’s friendship with Eddie Jacobson, a Jewish businessman from Kansas City. Rosenberg,...

From left to right: U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon and Israeli Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked applaud for Vice President Mike Pence as he addresses the AIPAC policy conference in Washington, D.C., March 5, 2018. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Most US Jews oppose Trump. He was cheered at AIPAC. Awkward?

Ben Sales March 6, 2018

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A poll last year by the American Jewish Committee showed that 77 percent of American Jews disapproved of President Donald Trump’s job performance. American Jews had voted 70 percent to 25 percent in favor of Hillary Clinton over...

In Israel, Netanyahu is embattled. At AIPAC, he was at home.

Ben Sales March 6, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at the AIPAC policy conference in Washington, D.C., March 6, 2018. (AIPAC)WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is mired in several corruption scandals back home, and his political...

AIPAC Executive Director Howard Kohr speaks to the Israel lobby’s policy conference in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2018. (AIPAC)

In outreach to progressives, AIPAC airs a hearty endorsement of the two-state solution

By Ron Kampeas, JTA March 6, 2018

WASHINGTON—The American Israel Public Affairs Committee opened its arms to progressives this week, launching its annual policy conference with direct appeals to pro-Israel liberals who have lately considered the lobby an unwelcoming extension of Israel's...

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., March 6, 2018. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

US envoy to Israel, David Friedman, decries J Street’s motto as ‘blasphemous’

Ron Kampeas March 6, 2018

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, decried the phrase “pro-Israel, pro-peace” — a motto closely associated with J Street — as “blasphemous.”“Pro-Israel and pro-peace sounds like a completely reasonable position,”...

Vice President Mike Pence speaking at the Christians United for Israel conference in Washington D.C., July 2017. (CUFI)

U.S. will withdraw from Iran deal unless it is fixed soon, Pence tells AIPAC

Ben Sales March 5, 2018

(JTA) — Vice President Mike Pence said that unless the Iran deal is fixed in the “coming months,” the United States would withdraw from it.Pence made the promise, to cheers, during his address to the annual conference of the American Israel Public...

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