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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

Editorial: Unchain Chen

May 2, 2012

On the heels of the news about Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, Charlie Brennan on his morning show Monday on KMOX Radio asked a listener, What should the United States have done if Anne Frank had managed to escape from her secret annex in Amsterdam...

eBay to expand activity in Israel

JTA February 28, 2012

JERUSALEM -- eBay is expanding its activity in Israel. The Internet consumer company said it will unite its two activity centers in Netanya and Tel Aviv into a development center, and will expand the center by recruiting computer engineers, industrial...

Israeli-Arabs demonstrate against Assad

JTA February 19, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Arabs demonstrated against Syrian President Bashar Assad a day after the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution condemning his crackdown on dissenters. The General Assembly voted Feb. 16 by a vote of 137 to 12 with...

Zidan Badran, mayor of the Israeli portion of the Arab town of
Bartaa, stands on the seam that separates the Israeli part of town
from its West Bank portion.

A divided town, where the pursuit of bargains brings together Israelis and Palestinians

By Linda Gradstein, JTA February 16, 2012

BARTA'A, West Bank -- In these days of frozen peace negotiations, most Israelis and Palestinians have little contact. Palestinians need a special permit to enter Israel, and Israelis need army permission to enter the parts of the West Bank controlled...

Editorial: Russian to Judgment?

February 8, 2012

In what should not have been a surprise to those who view the foreign policies of Russia and China in historical context, those two autocratic regimes used their veto to block even a watered-down resolution calling upon Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad...

U.S. expects Iran sanctions to bear results within two months

By Ron Kampeas, JTA January 18, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration expects a significant drop in foreign dealings with the Central Bank of Iran in the next two months. U.S. officials launched a campaign to have countries that deal with Iran to comply with new sanctions as soon as...

U.S. adds three companies to sanctions list

JTA, WASHINGTON January 12, 2012

The Obama administration added three companies to those sanctioned for dealing with Iran's energy sector, for the first time targeting a major Chinese Iran trader. One of them, Zhuhai Zhenrong Company, based in China, is Iran's largest supplier of refined...

Editorial: Kicking the Hormuz Nest

January 11, 2012

Nothing new under the desert sun in Iran. The Islamist leadership is starting out 2012 with its usual jagged chin forward: • Iranian leaders, in the face of enhanced economic sanctions, have threatened to illegally block the Strait of Hormuz (through...

Big in China

Editor finds fame playing the blues in the Far East

By Daniel Durchholz, Special to the Light March 30, 2011

I read a lot of books in the course of a year, and one of the benefits of being a journalist and an author myself is that I tend to meet a lot of my brothers and sisters who are in the word business, too. These days, it seems an awful lot of the books...

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