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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Israel Police apologize for detaining Washington Post journalists

February 16, 2016

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Police apologized for detaining the Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief and a colleague after accusing them of “incitement.”The police in a statement issued Tuesday evening said the information provided to the officers...

Washington Post bureau chief detained by police in Jerusalem

February 16, 2016

Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief William Booth speaking to Israeli border police outside the Damascus Gate, Feb. 16, 2016.JERUSALEM (JTA) — Washington Post Jerusalem bureau chief William Booth was detained by Border Police in Jerusalem.Booth was...

French presents proposal for international peace conference to Israel

February 16, 2016

JERUSALEM (JTA) — France has presented Israel and the Palestinians with a proposal for an international peace conference.French Ambassador to Israel Patrick Maisonnave met Tuesday morning with the head of the Foreign Ministry’s diplomatic office Alon...

Bernie Sanders gets endorsement from first Muslim US congressman

February 15, 2016

(JTA) — Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.“This is not a ‘no you can’t’ campaign. This is not a diminish your dreams kind of campaign. This is...

Ex-PM Ehud Olmert enters prison to serve sentence for corruption

February 15, 2016

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on Dec. 29, 2015, where the justices reduced his prison sentence in the Holyland affair. (Photo by Gil Yohanan/Flash90)JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert...

Dutch store highlights Israeli settlement goods to protest separate labeling

February 12, 2016

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A store owned by Dutch Christian Zionists advertised to its customers products from Israeli settlements to protest an E.U. requirement that they be labeled separately.The Israel Products Center in Nijkerk, a town situated 20 miles...

Bernie Sanders revisits his childhood Brooklyn hood

February 11, 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waving on election day in Concord, New Hampshire, Feb. 9, 2016. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)NEW YORK (JTA) — The day after becoming the first Jew to win a presidential primary, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders...

After fight over settler envoy, Brazil approves Israeli consul

February 11, 2016

Dani Dayan attending a protest against the evacuation of the Ulpana West Bank outpost at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem, June 5, 2012. (Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Days after Israel agreed to withdraw a former settler leader as its...

Israeli soldiers kills rock-throwing Palestinian teen

February 10, 2016

Israeli soldiers guarding a barrier at the Gush Etzion junction, Nov. 23, 2015. (Gershon Elinson/FLASH90)TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank who reportedly was throwing rocks at cars and Israeli...

Israel, EU in secret talks following settlement labeling decision

February 10, 2016

An aerial view of Israel’s largest settlement, Maale Adumim, March 12, 2008. (David Silverman/Getty Images)TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israel and the European Union are engaging in secret talks on repairing their relationship following the European Union’s...

Dutch deputy PM: Anti-Semitic abuse keeps me off social media

February 9, 2016

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The deputy prime minister of the Netherlands said that he had stopped interacting on social media because of anti-Semitic abuse against him.Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher, who has Jewish ancestors, wrote this in a post on Facebook...

Attorney: Sheldon Adelson does not own Israel Hayom daily newspaper

February 9, 2016

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An attorney for Sheldon Adelson told Israel’s Supreme Court that the billionaire casino magnate does not own the daily newspaper Israel Hayom.During a hearing Monday in the Supreme Court, attorney Avigdor Klagsbald said that the...

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