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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

Lieberman offers aid to Syria

By Ben Harris, JTA March 2, 2012

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel is prepared to offer aid to victims of the violence in Syria as soon as it is asked.  According to a press release from Lieberman's office, the foreign minister said that Israel would offer "all humanitarian...

Israel taps first Ethiopia-born envoy

JTA February 29, 2012

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel has appointed its first Ethiopia-born ambassador. The appointment of Belaynesh Zevadia as Israel's envoy to Ethiopia was announced Tuesday. Zevadia also was the first Ethiopian Foreign Ministry cadet. She made aliyah at the...

Israeli diplomat injured by car bomb in New Delhi

JTA February 13, 2012

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli diplomat in New Delhi was injured by a car bomb, and a second bomb was disabled in a staff member's car at the Israeli embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. Monday's attacks came the day after the February 12th anniversary of the assassination...

Lieberman in U.S. to meet with Clinton, lawmakers

JTA February 6, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will meet top Congress members and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on his U.S. visit. Lieberman, who arrived Monday in Washington, is scheduled during his three-day visit to meet with...

Israeli incentive program does not include settlements

JTA February 3, 2012

WASHINGTON -- An Israeli program that offers incentives to move to outlying areas does not include West Bank settlements. The Cabinet on Sunday approved a list of 550 areas in outlying or poor areas to be included in an incentive program to draw residents...

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert , pictured here in a
Jerusalem court on Jan. 2, where he was on trial over alleged
double-billing for travel expenses, now faces new charges regarding
a real estate scandal. Photo: Uri Lenz/Flash 90/JTA

New indictment of Olmert keeps focus on political corruption

By Linda Gradstein, JTA, JERUSALEM January 11, 2012

The indictment of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and 17 other Israelis on charges related to one of the largest real estate scandals in Israeli history is the latest shoe to drop in a country where political corruption has come to be seen as an epidemic....

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