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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

Sinai border attack seen as test in Egypt-Israel relationship

By Marcy Oster, JTAPublished August 7, 2012

JERUSALEM — The attack this week along the Israel-Egypt border poses dilemmas both for Israel and for the new Egyptian president. Should Israel accede to pressure to modify its 1979 peace treaty with Egypt and allow more Egyptian troops into the Sinai...

Allegations against Clinton aide Abedin stir Jewish concerns about attacks on ‘outsiders’

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished August 2, 2012

WASHINGTON – Rep. Michele Bachmann has incurred the wrath of leading Jewish groups and some Republican leaders, even though she may be one of Israel’s staunchest defenders in Congress and one of its best-known Republicans. The reaction was spurred...

Morton A. Klein

ZOA President expresses concerns over Israel’s security

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished July 4, 2012

Morton A. Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is concerned that it “may already be too late” for effective military action to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, and believes the election of Mohamed Morsi,...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt less than three weeks before the protests there led to Mubarak’s downfall, January 2011.

With Muslim Brotherhood’s ascendancy, Mubarak’s legacy is upended

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished June 25, 2012

WASHINGTON — Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi is the declared winner of Egypt’s presidential race and his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, reportedly continues to lie near death in a coma — just like the legacy he tried to craft for himself...

A protester outside Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo carrying a sign that reads “No to Shafiq and to the Muslim Brotherhood and down with military rule too,” June 14, 2012. 

Egyptian military’s anti-democratic moves may benefit Israel

By Uriel Heilman , JTAPublished June 20, 2012

TEL AVIV — Egypt’s military coup is now nearly complete. That may be distressing for Egyptian democracy, but it could help the Israel-Egypt relationship. Sunday’s decision by military rulers in Egypt to rewrite the country’s constitution — a...

Muslim Brotherhood threatens to review treaty with Israel if U.S. aid is cut

JTAPublished February 16, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The Muslim Brotherhood has threatened to "review" Egypt's 1979 peace treaty with Israel if the United States cuts aid to Egypt. Congress threatened to cut or cancel aid to Egypt after Egyptian authorities filed charges on Feb. 6 against 43...

Israel congratulates Egypt on new parliament

JTAPublished January 26, 2012

JERUSALEM—Israel congratulated Egypt on the inauguration of its new parliament, the first in the post-Mubarak era. "On the occasion of the opening session of the Egyptian parliament, on Jan. 23, Israel extends its congratulations to the people of Egypt...

Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square to mark uprising

JTAPublished January 25, 2012

Thousands of Egyptians gathered in Tahrir Square in Cairo to mark the first anniversary of the uprising that led to the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak. Liberal and Islamist protesters gathered in groups on opposite sides of the square, according to...

Islamic parties dominate in new Egyptian parliament

JTAPublished January 22, 2012

JERUSALEM—The fundamentalist Islamic political party the Muslim Brotherhood won 47 percent of the seats in the new Egyptian Parliament. An alliance of ultraconservative Islamist parties, the Salafi Al-Nour, also won 25 percent of the vote in the first...

Rise of Islamist movements casts shadow over Egypt

By Robert Wistrich, JTAPublished January 18, 2012

JERUSALEM—The Muslim Brotherhood did not initiate the current upheavals in the Middle East, but the Islamist parties in Egypt, as in Tunisia and Libya, have been the chief beneficiaries of the collapse of longstanding authoritarian repressive regimes...

Egyptian election results prompt growing concern in Israel

By Joshua Mitnick, N.Y. Jewish Week, Tel AvivPublished December 7, 2011

Israelis are watching elections in Egypt with the same ambivalence they have viewed the Arab Spring: historic images of Egyptians casting ballots for the first time were accompanied by troubling commentary by officials and analysts that the election is...

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