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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

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Oren: Obama is ‘true friend’ of Israel

JTA REPORT July 11, 2013

Michael Oren, Israel’s departing ambassador to the United States, said that President Obama is “a true friend” of Israel and that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “committed to peace.” In a wide-ranging interview Thursday with Haaretz,...

Romney to Jewish donors: ‘I get Israeli briefings’

By Ron Kampeas, JTA June 24, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney told donors attending his campaign's Utah retreat that he is briefed on the Middle East by Israeli government officials. About 50 of the 700 donors who attended the retreat this weekend in Park City were Jewish, according to...

A screen capture of Bob Simon’s report on ‘60 Minutes’

Sifting through the discussion after ‘60 Minutes’ report

By Larry Levin, Publisher/CEO April 25, 2012

There's no better time to get a feel for various media outlets' perspectives on Israel than just after a major broadcast piece has been aired.   The most recent notable example is Bob Simon's report on Sunday's “60 Minutes” installment on CBS. Simon...

Colleges playing catch-up on Israel

By Wayne L. Firestone, JTA February 1, 2012

WASHINGTON—Just as college students were finishing their winter exams, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg selected a partnership of The Technion Israel Institute of Technology and Cornell University to build a campus on Roosevelt Island that will become...

American Jews complain about Israeli ads aimed at expats

Ad campaign flare-up obscures bigger challenge: Luring home Israeli expats

By Uriel Heilman, JTA, NEW YORK December 7, 2011

A few different sparks led to last week's flare-up over a two-month-old Israeli ad campaign to lure home expatriates in the United States. An ad suggesting that a child of Israelis living in America would mistake Chanukah for Christmas. The claim by an...

Editorial: Inglourious Adbusters

December 7, 2011

Not a moment too soon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pulled the plug on one of most pathetically inept marketing campaigns since New Coke or the Edsel.  The ads, according to JTA's Uriel Heilman, were produced by Israel's Ministry of Immigrant...

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