A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

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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

Gun is only way to fight Israel, Hamas head says

JTA February 13, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said in Iran that armed resistance is the only way to fight against Israel. The "gun is our only response to the Zionist regime," Haniyeh said Monday in Tehran, according to the semi-official Iranian Fars...

Ismail Haniyeh, the Palestinians prime minister in the Gaza
Strip, meeting with Bahrains King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in the
Bahraini capital of Manama, Feb. 4, 2012.

Is Hamas trying to change its stripes?

By Mati Wagner, JTA February 7, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Is Hamas trying to change its stripes? Terrorist attacks against Israelis appear to be on pause, and rocket fire from Gaza is down significantly. The Hamas leader in Damascus, Khaled Meshaal, is trying to distance himself from the Assad regime...

Fatah, Hamas agree on unity government led by Abbas

JTA February 6, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Major Palestinian parties Fatah and Hamas agreed to form a unified government for the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The agreement, signed Monday in Qatar, stipulates that the government will be headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...

Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu orders probe of mufti’s speech

JTA January 22, 2012

JERUSALEM—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Israel's attorney general to open an investigation into Jerusalem's top Muslim cleric, who called for killing Jews. Mufti Mohammed Hussein, speaking last week at an event celebrating the 47th anniversary...

The Jew Is Not My Enemy by Tarek Fatah

Book refutes myths that fuel Muslim anti-Semitism

By Arthur Gale, Special to the Jewish Light August 10, 2011

In "The Jew is not my Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism" (McClelland & Stewart, $24.95), journalist Tarek Fatah claims that the Hadith, a compilation of the sayings attributed to Mohammed, is the source of much Muslim hatred...

Palestinian reconciliation: a tentative step forward

BY ALON BEN-MEIR May 11, 2011

The announcement of a Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement is a by-product of the Arab Spring, and the Palestinian chess game to position the public of both the West Bank and Gaza Strip for Palestinian statehood. The questions that the deal raises are...

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