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

Deputy Knesset Speaker Danny Danon, left, at a Knesset hearing on the issue of African migrants in Israel, sits beside the consul general of the Ivory Coast, June 12, 2012. Danon, who advocates immediate expulsion, chairs a group called Deportation Now.

For Knesset’s Danny Danon, unapologetic Israeli nationalism is key to political success

By Uriel Heilman, JTA July 26, 2012

JERUSALEM — If there’s one thing Danny Danon doesn’t do, it’s shy away from controversy. Danon, a deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset and chairman of World Likud, has come under fire for describing African migrants in Israel as a “national...

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, left, shaking hands with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, with U.S. President Bill Clinton in the center at the Oslo Accords signing ceremony, Sept. 13, 1993.

On Capitol Hill, a look back at Oslo and forward on peace process

By Suzanne Pollak, JTA July 22, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Conflicting voices for and against renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks came to Capitol Hill as leading pro- and anti-voices gathered to recall the nearly 20 years since the dramatic signing of the Oslo Accords. The Oslo document, signed...

Knesset passes law banning underweight models

JTA March 20, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israel's Knesset approved a new law that would ban the use of underweight models in advertising. The law passed Monday night also requires that any ad digitally altered to make a model look thinner must say so in the advertisement. Kadima...

Letters to the Editor, week of Dec. 21, 2011

December 21, 2011

Ad campaign criticisms were overblownI disagree with those American Jewish groups and individuals who thought that the Israeli government-sponsored ads, intended to cajole Israelis living in the United States to come home, were intended to insult and...

A still image from one of the controversial TV
advertisements.

Israel intended no offense with ad campaign in U.S.

By Danny Danon, JTA, JERUSALEM December 14, 2011

The State of Israel has always prided itself on being not only a home to its native citizens but a haven for Jews from across the globe. For years the Ministry of Immigration Absorption has successfully focused on attracting Jews from around the world...

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