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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

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...

Obama presses Abbas on direct talks

JTA March 19, 2012

WASHINGTON -- President Obama told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that direct discussions with Israel were an "important contribution to the cause of peace." "The two leaders agreed on the necessity of the two-state solution, and President...

PA letter to ask Israel’s position on peace talks

JTA March 4, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will send a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, asking Israel to state its position regarding restarting peace talks. The letter, which reportedly will be delivered to Netanyahu...

Jewish leaders meet King Abdullah in Amman

JTA February 21, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A delegation of Jewish leaders met with Jordan's King Abdullah in Amman. The delegation, participants in the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations' annual meeting in Jerusalem, had a "remarkably candid and open exchange"...

Egypt’s gas pipeline to Israel attacked for 12th time

JTA February 5, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Egypt's gas pipeline to Israel was attacked for the 12th time in the last year. Sunday's attack near El Arish in the northern Sinai Peninsula came after masked gunmen planted explosives under the pipeline, security officials told AFP, the...

Polls: Jordanians and Lebanese strongly negative toward Jews

JTA February 3, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Polls showed overwhelmingly negative feelings for Israel and Jews among Jordanians and Lebanese. The polls commissioned by The Israel Project in November and December and published Thursday showed 94 percent negatives for Israel and 99 percent...

Hamas leader heading to Iran

JTA January 31, 2012

Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister of the Hamas-led government in the Gaza Strip, will visit Iran. Haniyeh is going to Tehran at the invitation of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amid reports that relations between Hamas and Iran have soured because...

White House describes ‘progress’ in Jordan talks

JTA 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...

Israeli, Palestinian negotiators meet for third time

JTA January 15, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met for the third time this month in Jordan. The talks began Saturday night and continued for several hours according to reports. The sides agreed to meet again on Jan. 25, according to Palestinian sources,...

Danny Brickman (Congregation Shaare Emeth) & Jordan Stern (Temple Israel)

Friends team up for mitzvah project

Adapted from a story by Matt Grover, originally published in “Hockey Stop” Magazine -- Reprinted with Permission December 28, 2011

Danny Brickman (Congregation Shaare Emeth) & Jordan Stern (Temple Israel) Childhood friends, Danny and Jordan were in search of a bar mitzvah project they could do together. They wanted to do something a little different, but it had to revolve around...

Letters to the Editor: Obstacles to Middle East peace

April 13, 2011

It has often been said that peace won't become a reality in the Middle East until, or unless, the Arab countries and the Palestinians-particulary, the Palestinian terrorist organizations-recognize Israel's "right to exist." However, I submit that the...

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