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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

Friday Five: Eliezer Shkedy, Jo Aleh, Dr. Donald Liu, Robert Magid, Perry Farrell

By Adam Soclof, JTA August 10, 2012

Former Israel Air Force commander Eliezer Shkedy has confronted a lot of aviation decisions in his life, but none were quite like this. This week, the El Al Airlines CEO faced a fluke airfare that appeared online for three hours on Monday and set off...

A computer glitch in travel agency websites helped thousands to book El Al flights from the U.S. to Israel at an extremely low cost.

Snafu sends Israel travelers flying on air with low-priced tickets

By Adam Soclof, JTA August 7, 2012

NEW YORK — Two months ago, Miriam Leichtling’s parents lost their jobs within a week of each other.For several months, Leichtling, a New York designer who has led several organized trips to Israel, had been agonizing over how to scrape together enough...

Toulouse victims to be buried in Israel

JTA March 20, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The four victims of the attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse will be buried in Israel. The bodies will be flown from Toulouse to Paris by the French Air Force and then will be flown by El Al to Israel. The burials in Jerusalem are scheduled...

Controversial Israeli ad geared to expats resurfaces

JTA March 15, 2012

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli ad aimed at expatriates living in the U.S. that had come in for criticism by the American Jewish community has reappeared online and in an Israeli magazine. The ad, calling on Israelis living in the United States to return to Israel,...

Hackers strike Israel again

JTA February 2, 2012

JERUSALEM -- An international group of pro-Palestinian hackers said they leaked the credit card details of thousands of Israelis in an escalation of cyber attacks on Israeli targets. The group, called OpFreePalestine, claimed to have published online...

Hackers hit websites of Israeli hospitals

JTA January 25, 2012

JERUSALEM—The websites of two Israeli medical centers as well as several other public Israeli websites, were hacked. The websites for Tel Hashomer and Assuta medical centers, among the largest in central Israel, were down Wednesday morning. The hospitals'...

Israeli hackers bring down Arab websites

JTA January 17, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli hackers said they brought down the websites of the Saudi Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange. The hackers, who call themselves IDF-Team, said in a post on the PasteBin website that Tuesday's attacks were in retaliation...

Hackers disable Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, El Al websites

JTA January 16, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Computer hackers disabled the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and El Al websites. The attacks on Monday morning come after hackers over the last two weeks have released online the credit card details of thousands of Israelis and a day after Hamas...

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