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

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

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What Israel still needs to learn from Ariel Sharon

By Dennis Ross & David Makovsky September 12, 2019

With Israelis heading to the polls on Sept. 17, it is worth reflecting on the last Likud leader, Ariel Sharon, and the decisions he made on the Palestinian issue. Sharon, the 11th prime minister of Israel, was a large man who did not think small. As...

Editorial: Cedes of Change

June 6, 2012

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has come forward with a bold proposal to “jump start” the all-but-moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process: unilateral Israeli withdrawal from parts of the West Bank (see related news story, p.1).Whether bold...

Tzipi Livni, the outgoing leader of Israel’s main opposition Kadima Party, speaking to the media after losing to Shaul Mofaz in the primaries, March 27, 2012.

Livni’s fall followed meteoric political rise

By Mati Wagner, JTA April 4, 2012

JERUSALEM—Tzipi Livni’s resounding fall in the leadership vote for Kadima, Israel’s largest political party, was as dramatic as her rise to political power. Ahead of last week’s vote, most polls were predicting that Livni would defeat Shaul Mofaz,...

Olmert to keynote J Street confab

JTA March 1, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Ehud Olmert, the former Israeli prime minister, will be a keynote speaker at the annual J Street conference. Olmert will speak at the dovish pro-Israel group's gala dinner on March 26, according to an invitation sent Thursday morning to...

Police quell Temple Mount riots

JTA February 24, 2012

Police dispersed Muslim rioters on the Temple Mount who apparently had been spurred by reports that Jewish extremists planned to enter the site. Reports said the rioters, among the Friday worshippers at the site's mosques, hurled rocks at the Mughrabi...

This Burning Land

Authors trace roots of Israel’s public relations problems

BY REPPS HUDSON, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT June 8, 2011

If anyone still has questions about how Israel has lost the public relations campaign against the Palestinians, Greg Myre and Jennifer Griffin explain in non-judgmental prose what has happened since 2000 to isolate the Jewish state. In the introduction...

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