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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

Left to right, Matthew Brooks, Ari Fleischer and Elie Pieprz in Modiin registering American citizens in Israel to vote in Novembers U.S. presidential elections, July 11, 2012.

As U.S. officials descend on Israel, Republicans rally for votes

By Ben Sales, JTA July 17, 2012

JERUSALEM -- For a few days at least, the old joke about Israel being the 51st U.S. state feels true. A litany of U.S. officials and politicians are parading through Israel this month, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week and presumptive...

Dennis Ross, shown speaking at a Washington Institute for Near
East Policy conference, and the White House cited his desire to
spend more time with his family as the reason for stepping down as
President Obama’s top Middle East strategist. Photo: Stan Barouh,
courtesy the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

A mixed legacy as Ross steps down: Iran isolated, but peace still missing

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTON November 16, 2011

Dennis Ross got back in the driver's seat, yet three years later the peace is still missing. Ross, a veteran of four failed presidential pushes for Middle East peace, announced Nov. 10 that he would be leaving his post as President BarackObama's top Middle...

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