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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

Tzipi Livni

The fall of Tzipi Livni is a defeat for the two-state solution

By ABE SILBERSTEINPublished February 28, 2019

In Israel, there is perhaps no politician more associated today with the two-state solution than Tzipi Livni. As the country’s former foreign minister, lead negotiator with the Palestinians and two-time leader of the opposition, Livni has warned Israelis...

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

Hamas exploits baby’s death as anti-Israel propaganda

By Jonathan S. Tobin, JNSPublished May 23, 2018

When a Hamas spokesman acknowledged that 50 out of the 62 Palestinians reported killed during the May 14 assault on Israel’s border with Gaza, that fact alone should have fundamentally altered the debate over what happened. Though the international...

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

Abbas’ No-State Solution

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIALPublished May 10, 2018

Anyone who favors the sensible but elusive two-state solution in the Middle East couldn’t help but be disappointed by recent comments by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. But they should not be surprised, either. In a speech to the Palestinian National...

Peter Singer speaking at a Veritas Forum event on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus, March 2009.

Peter Singer: ‘World’s most dangerous man’ or hero of morality?

By Dan Goldberg, JTAPublished June 29, 2012

SYDNEY, Australia — He's been brandished “the most dangerous man on earth,” accused of being a “public advocate of genocide” and likened to Josef Mengele, the notorious Nazi “Angel of Death." Yet he’s also been hailed as “one of the world’s...

A scene from “Israel Inside,” a new film that encourages viewers to see the country through the lens of creativity, not conflict.

Beyond conflict: Film presents ‘larger picture’ of Israel

By Rachel Marder, JointMedia News ServicePublished April 25, 2012

Rabbi Raphael Shore, the producer of “Israel Inside: How A Small Nation Makes a Big Difference,” denies that his film ignores Israel’s conflicts or encourages viewers to do so. The media does a good enough job of detailing the Israeli-Palestinian...

Hundreds of Israelis protesting against the countrys soaring
cost of living in front of the Knesset in Jerusalem, Aug. 2,

In Israel, economic concerns mount, but unclear which party will benefit

By Mati Wagner, JTAPublished February 14, 2012

JERUSALEM—"It's the economy stupid" was how American political strategist James Carville once summed up the defining issue in U.S. presidential elections. But in Israel, besieged by enemy nations and locked into an ongoing conflict with the Palestinians,...

White House describes ‘progress’ in Jordan talks

JTAPublished January 18, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration heralded progress in Israeli-Palestinian talks held under Jordanian auspices. "We believe that those talks offer the parties a real opportunity to make meaningful progress towards peace," White House spokesman Jay...

Rabbi Sid Schwarz

Why Jews should care about the rights of Israeli Arabs

By Rabbi Sid Schwarz, JTAPublished 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...

Young israelis seen near tents set up on Rothschild Avenue in
Tel Aviv. Fed up with high housing prices around the country,
hundreds set up tent city, vow to stay until government presents a
solution. July 26 2011. Photo by Liron Almog/Flash90. 

Housing protests roil Israel as tent cities pop up

By Dina Kraft, JTAPublished July 27, 2011

TEL AVIV   - On Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv's version of Park Avenue, a burgeoning tent city has sprung up amid crowded cafes and its canopy of ficus trees. The squatters are protesting soaring housing prices in the country, and they have galvanized...

This Burning Land

Authors trace roots of Israel’s public relations problems


If anyone still has questions about how Israel has lost the public relations campaign against the Palestinians, Greg Myre and Jennifer Griffin explain in non-judgmental prose what has happened since 2000 to isolate the Jewish state. In the introduction...

A framed photograph of Yevgenia Dorfman, 15, who was killed in a suicide bombing at the Tel Avivs seaside Dolphinarium disco, rests on a rock along the beach just south of where the attack took place 10 years  ago.

Ten years after Dolphinarium attack in Israel

By Dina Kraft, JTAPublished May 26, 2011

TEL AVIV, Israel — Faina Dorfman, who immigrated to Israel from Uzbekistan hoping that her only child would have a better life here, walks along a stretch of beach just south of a tattered seaside disco called the Dolphinarium. Ten years ago, a young...

Environmental portrait of Charlie Brennan at KMOX

Journalists to speak on Middle East at Jewish Book Festival event; KMOX will broadcast live

Published May 25, 2011

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival welcomes the KMOX Charlie Brennan Show/Fontbonne University Book Club for a live broadcast and interview with international journalists from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday June 13 at the JCC - Staenberg Family Complex Arts and...

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