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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Yourself Bashir will be speaking at the Jewish Book Festival on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.  

Author credits father’s wisdom for helping him deal with adversity

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish LightPublished October 31, 2019

Simply stated, Yousef Bashir’s memoir “The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine” is worth reading because the attitude of this Palestinian from an old, established Gaza family is not what we might expect, given his experiences during...

Netanyahu defends Gaza cease-fire, laments need to hide ‘sensitive information’ from the public

JTAPublished November 14, 2018

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the decision to reach a cease-fire with Gaza terror groups during his address at a state memorial ceremony for David Ben-Gurion, the country’s first prime minister.“In normal times,...

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman speaking in the Knesset in Jerusalem, Feb. 19, 2018. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman resigns post over Gaza ceasefire

JTAPublished November 14, 2018

JERUSALEM  (JTA) — Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman resigned his post, saying the decision to agree to a ceasefire with terrorist groups in Gaza was “a capitulation to terror.”Liberman announced his resignation at a news conference early Wednesday...

Palestinian terror groups say they will observe cease-fire

JTAPublished November 13, 2018

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Palestinian terror groups in Gaza reportedly have agreed to commit to a cease-fire of hostilities that have seen more than 400 rockets bombard southern Israel and Israeli retaliation in a 25-hour period.Four mediators — Egypt, the...

A home in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon hit by a rocket fired from Gaza on Nov. 13, 2018. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

More than 400 rockets hit southern Israel in less than 24 hours, one killed

JTAPublished November 13, 2018

JERUSALEM (JTA) — One person was killed and two seriously injured after a rocket fired from Gaza landed on an apartment building, as southern Israel remained under rocket siege for a second day.The rocket hit the upper floors of a four-story apartment...

Smoke rises from Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, near the southern Israeli town of Nahal Oz, on Nov. 12, 2018, after an incursion by Israeli special forces into the Gaza Strip, which left an Israeli army officer and 7 Palestinians, including a local Hamas commander, dead. (Photo: Hadas Parush/FLASH90)

Israeli soldier killed during special operation in Gaza

JTAPublished November 12, 2018

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was killed and another injured during the Israel Defense Forces special forces operation deep inside the Gaza Strip.The operation was exposed on Sunday night leading to clashes between Israeli soldiers and Hamas...

6 Gazan Palestinians including Hamas commander killed in fighting between IDF and Hamas in Gaza

JTAPublished November 11, 2018

JERUSALEM (JTA) — At least six Palestinians were killed during an exchange of fire between Israeli forces and Hamas fighters in Gaza.One of the dead Palestinians was identified as Nur Barake, a deputy commander of an elite unit of Iz al-Din al-Qassam,...

Palestinian man entered Israel from Gaza, burned down greenhouse in border community

JTAPublished November 11, 2018

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man who infiltrated into southern Israel from Gaza set a greenhouse on fire, causing hundreds of thousands of shekels in damage.The man made it several hundred yards into southern Israel, reaching a community near Israel’s...

6,000 high school students and supporters arrive in Jerusalem after march from Gaza border

JTAPublished November 8, 2018

Teens from Gaza border communities meet Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem at the end of their 100-mile walk from Sderot in southern Israel. (Haim Zach/GPO)JERUSALEM (JTA) — Some 6,000 high school students from Gaza border towns and their...

Israel’s Security Agency thwarted 480 terror attacks in last year, chief says

JTAPublished November 6, 2018

Israeli soldiers and medics at the scene of a stabbing attack by a Palestinian teen which killed American-Israeli Ari Fuld outside a mall in the Etzion bloc on Sept. 16, 2018. (Gershon Elinson/FLASH90)JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Security Agency thwarted...

Israel fires on Palestinians launching arson balloons

JTAPublished October 31, 2018

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s military fired on a group of Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip who were launching arson balloons at southern Israel.Five people were targeted by the airstrike early Wednesday afternoon, the Palestinian Maan news agency...

Israeli jets hit 80 Gaza targets after dozens of rockets fired at southern Israel communities

JTAPublished October 28, 2018

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli jets struck more than 80 Hamas terror targets in Gaza after dozens of rockets were fired from the coastal strip at civilian communities in southern Israel.Nearly 40 rockets were fired at southern Israel from Gaza on Friday...

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