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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

JNFs Lawyers for Israel event to feature Elie Rekhess

JNFs Lawyers for Israel event to feature Elie Rekhess

October 16, 2019

Jewish National Fund (JNF-USA) will host a Lawyers for Israel event on Thursday, Nov. 7 at Husch Blackwell, 190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600. This complimentary event will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m., with registration opening at 11, and will feature...

Where are the Palestinians?

Where are the Palestinians?

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL July 11, 2019

A recent economic summit conference in Bahrain was designed to further efforts toward peaceful dialogue among Jews, Muslims and Christians. But as Rabbi Marc Schneier, principal organizer of the meeting, told a St. Louis audience recently, the absence...

President Donald Trump (left) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu make joint remarks in Jerusalem on May 22.   Photo: Haim Zach/GPO

Taking Trump seriously, but not literally, in the Middle East

By Jonathan S. Tobin, JNS.org June 1, 2017

In a seminal piece for The Atlantic last September, journalist Salena Zito explained a simple truth that most people hadn’t grasped about the man who was about to be elected the 45th president of the United States. Simply put, his numerous critics took...

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks to former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley during a panel discussion of “A New Approach to the Middle East” at Washington University on Feb. 8. Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer (right) moderated the discussion. Photo: Holly Ravazzolo/Student Life

Albright, Hadley: Greatest asset in Mideast is people, not oil

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus February 15, 2017

People, especially the young and women, have replaced oil as the greatest asset in the Middle East, according to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley. Albright and Hadley, co-chairs of the Middle...

Former diplomat and Middle East expert Dennis Ross.

Trump faces unprecedented challenges in Mideast, diplomat says

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus February 1, 2017

President Donald Trump faces “unprecedented challenges” in the volatile Middle East, says Dennis Ross, who has served in key Middle East negotiating roles under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and as a special adviser for the Persian...

Rep. Russ  Carnahan

NHBZ hosts Rep. Carnahan for Synaplex Shabbat

May 2, 2012

Nusach Hari B’nai Zion will welcome Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., for a presentation on “Middle East Policy in a Changing Middle East: Israel, Iran and the Arab Spring” as a special Synaplex Shabbat on Saturday, May 12.  The Synaplex Shabbat series...

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