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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

Gov. Mike Parson (right) and Andrew Rehfeld, former president and CEO of Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Missouri governor cancels trip to Israel over coronavirus concerns

By Eric Berger, Associate EditorPublished March 9, 2020

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has canceled a scheduled trip to Israel as a precaution because of the global spread of the coronavirus.The Republican governor had been scheduled to travel Friday to Israel and other countries in the Middle East as part of a...

The Missouri delegation, including Gov. Jay Nixon (right) meets with Minister of Education Naftali Bennett (left). 

Building ties with the Jewish State

BY GIL HOFFMAN, Special to the Jewish LightPublished March 30, 2016

JERUSALEM — On May 14, 1948, President Harry S Truman recognized the State of Israel, just 11 minutes after Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, declared its independence.Nearly 68 years later, another Missouri Democrat followed in the...

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