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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

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi to step down as Israel Project head

JTA February 1, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Israel Project founder and president Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi said she will leave the group by July 1. Mizrahi, who founded the group ten years ago, first announced she would step down in 2007 for family reasons, but rescinded that decision...

Netanyahu chats on Facebook in Arabic

JTA January 31, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a live Facebook chat with web surfers from the Arab world. Netanyahu responded in Arabic to questions from people from Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, the Gulf States, northern Africa and the Palestinian...

Israel congratulates Egypt on new parliament

JTA January 26, 2012

JERUSALEM—Israel congratulated Egypt on the inauguration of its new parliament, the first in the post-Mubarak era. "On the occasion of the opening session of the Egyptian parliament, on Jan. 23, Israel extends its congratulations to the people of Egypt...

Seth J. Frantzman

‘Israel Loved Dictators’ canard lives on in Egypt

By Seth J. Frantzman, JointMedia News Service November 30, 2011

"Whoever thought that there had been no point in supporting [Israeli] agreements with tyrants now argues that the Arab Spring let loose the hatred which the Arabs feel toward Israel. But Israel is not able to stop history. In the dilemma between the support...

Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Making sense of the mounting Mideast morass

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus August 17, 2011

The so-called "Arab Spring" which began on such hopeful notes a few months back has since morphed into a "Long, Hot, Arab Summer of Discontent." The confusing array of new developments has included setbacks to the interests of Israel and the United States....

Editorial: Let All Peoples Go

April 21, 2011

In addition to Passover's ususal powerful meaning, the year 5771 edition holds special meaning for not only Jews and Israel, but for a broader region as well. The Middle East and North Africa  are experiencing what is being called the "Arab Spring."...

Letters to the Editor: Obstacles to Middle East peace

April 13, 2011

It has often been said that peace won't become a reality in the Middle East until, or unless, the Arab countries and the Palestinians-particulary, the Palestinian terrorist organizations-recognize Israel's "right to exist." However, I submit that the...

Washington University business student Danielle Rubin during a recent trip to United Arab Emirates.

A young Jewish traveler on her journey to the Arab world

BY DANIELLE RUBIN April 6, 2011

Two weeks before the recent Egyptian uprising, I was traveling as the sole Jewish member of a university-sponsored educational trip in the Arab world. While the prior January I had traveled to Israel with Rabbi Hershey Novack of Chabad on Campus on a...

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