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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

(From right) Taima Sawaed, an Arab high school student and Ofer Rubin, an Israeli teacher, look on as their team prepares a robot for competition. Photos: Eric Berger

Robotics unites Israeli, Arab students at competition in St. Louis

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer May 4, 2016

When asked about the challenges of bringing Jewish and Arab students together to compete as a team in a robotics competition, educator Ofer Rubin did not hesitate.“First of all, the challenge is to build a robot that will walk and (complete) all the...

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...

Benjamin Netanyahu and Shaul Mofaz.

Netanyahu promises ‘historical law’ for equal sharing of national service burden

By Israel Hayom, Exclusive to JNS.org July 12, 2012

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Vice Prime Minister and Kadima Chairman Shaul Mofaz have agreed to establish a team to hash out the new law for equality of the national burden, the replacement to the Tal Law, a statement from the Prime Minister’s...

Rabbi Sid Schwarz

Why Jews should care about the rights of Israeli Arabs

By Rabbi Sid Schwarz, JTA January 13, 2012

WASHINGTON -- About a year and half ago, I participated in a fact-finding mission to Israel sponsored by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arabs (IATF). Established in 2006 as a consortium of some of the major organizations in American Jewish life...

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