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

How will Biden’s Afghanistan retreat impact Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

How will Biden’s Afghanistan retreat impact Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Jacob Kornbluh, Forward August 17, 2021

President Joe Biden sought to assure the American people on Monday that he made the right decision to withdraw from war-torn Afghanistan after 20 years, despite the rapid Taliban takeover. But as the worrisome images of the way Americans were evacuated...

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the Palestinian National Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah, April 30, 2018. (Flash90)

Mahmoud Abbas’ remarks on the Holocaust explain why two-state solution is dying

Andrew Silow-Carroll May 2, 2018

NEW YORK (JTA) — Rabbi Donniel Hartman had some bad news for his audience on the largely liberal Upper West Side: The two-state solution might not be dead, but it’s not imminent either, and most Israelis don’t believe the two-state solution is “implementable...

Tension Mounts at the Temple Mount

Jewish Light Editorial July 26, 2017

In Jerusalem, the city that houses some of the holiest sites in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, increasing violence by Palestinians against Israelis and efforts by Israel to contain the deadly crisis already have claimed the lives of at least three Israelis...

Jonathan S. Tobin is opinion editor of JNS.org. Follow him on Twitter at:@jonathans_tobin.

Stop denying the Israeli consensus on Palestinians

By Jonathan S. Tobin April 6, 2017

Yair Lapid is the current favorite to become prime minister the next time the Israeli people go to the polls to elect a new Knesset, at some point in the not-too-distant future. But whether or not the former television star who leads the centrist Yesh...

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