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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

LARA ALQASEM

LARA ALQASEM

Miriam Alster October 17, 2018

Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American graduate student, arrives at a Tel Aviv District court, Oct. 11, 2018. She is being held in detention at Israel’s international airport since last week over allegations that she promotes a boycott against the Jewish...

Anti-BDS legislation stalls in Senate

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer May 9, 2018

The Democratic state senator who sponsored a bill that seeks to combat the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel said last week that it does not look as though the measure is “moving forward.”According to the sponsor, that’s...

Constructive Engagement

Jewish Light Editorial April 13, 2016

There are lots of ways to combat anti-Israel campaigns like BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions).  Here in St. Louis, we’re part and parcel of one of the more productive lines of advocacy.One way, the most common one, is to talk about the political...

Unsanctioned Events

Jewish Light Editorial February 24, 2016

For those of us who oppose the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement — which we’ve repeatedly referred to in these pages as the Delegitimize Israel (DLI) movement — one of the particular challenges is how to address the impassioned social...

Larry Levin

Alice in Wordlessland

BY LARRY LEVIN June 27, 2012

Last week, the world learned that the author Alice Walker refused to allow a new Hebrew edition of her award-winning novel, “The Color Purple,” to be published in Israel. The decision was based on her observation of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian...

Tal Brody

Now’s the Time for Financial Zionism

By Tal Brody June 13, 2012

Many casual observers of contemporary Israeli affairs face a puzzling dilemma when asked to think about the effects of the so-called BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement. On the one hand, they hear reports of ever-increasing accomplishments in...

Jewish newspaper assails BDS conference for disinviting reporter

JTA February 3, 2012

NEW YORK -- Philadelphia’s Jewish newspaper is in a flap with organizers of a boycott, divestment and sanctions conference over the disinvitation of one of its reporters from the event. Philadelphia’s Jewish Exponent published an article on its website...

Colleges playing catch-up on Israel

By Wayne L. Firestone, JTA February 1, 2012

WASHINGTON—Just as college students were finishing their winter exams, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg selected a partnership of The Technion Israel Institute of Technology and Cornell University to build a campus on Roosevelt Island that will become...

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