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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

Man plotting attack on Milan synagogue arrested

JTA March 15, 2012

ROME – Police in northern Italy have arrested a young North African man suspected of planning terrorist attacks on the Milan synagogue and other targets. The 20-year-old man, who has lived in Italy since childhood, was arrested early Thursday in the...

International court: Germany need not grant pension to slave laborer

JTA February 7, 2012

BERLIN -- The International Court of Justice in The Hague has overturned an Italian ruling that would have forced Germany to pay a pension to an Italian former slave laborer for the Nazis.  The court affirmed international law, which allows citizens...

Amendolara Mayor Salvatore Antonio Ciminelli, left, standing
next to JTAs Ruth Ellen Gruber, after presenting award
certificates to some of the 100 schoolchildren who attended a
Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony in the town hall, Jan. 27, 2012.
The children received awards for art or writing projects about the
Shoah.

For some schoolkids in southern Italy, meeting their first Jew on Holocaust Day

By Ruth Ellen Gruber, JTA January 31, 2012

AMENDOLARA, Italy -- It was International Holocaust Memorial Day, and when I told my audience that I was a Jew, they burst into applause. I was speaking at the City Hall in this ancient seacoast town in Calabria, deep in southern Italy on the instep...

Lauder rips fine for Italian parliamentarian who blasted anti-Jewish cartoon

JTA January 24, 2012

ROME—Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress, has expressed "outrage" that an Italian parliament deputy and journalist was fined for writing an article sharply criticizing a satirical cartoon that featured stereotypically Jewish depictions...

Israeli-American man is owner of sinking cruise liner

JTA January 16, 2012

An Israeli-American businessman is the CEO and chairman of the company which operates the cruise line whose ship ran aground off the Italian coast. Micky Arison, who is also the owner of the National Basketball Association team the Miami Heat, is the...

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