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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

Yourself Bashir will be speaking at the Jewish Book Festival on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.  

Author credits father’s wisdom for helping him deal with adversity

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish LightPublished October 31, 2019

Simply stated, Yousef Bashir’s memoir “The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine” is worth reading because the attitude of this Palestinian from an old, established Gaza family is not what we might expect, given his experiences during...

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Published February 21, 2019

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting concerning issues in the Middle East, at U.N. headquarters in New York, Feb. 20, 2018. Abbas is also the head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization....

Hatred Reinvisioned

Jewish Light EditorialPublished October 19, 2016

Is it possible that the Jewish Mexican ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was fired from his post for NOT being anti-Semitic?It’s not only possible, but entirely likely. In a resolution adopted...

Robert A. Cohn is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the St. Louis Jewish Light.

Israel, Palestinians should accept Sissi’s peace initiative

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished June 15, 2016

“ ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.” — Jeremiah 8:11“Better to jaw-jaw than to war-war,” said British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during a White House visit in 1954. Indeed the master statesman of the 20th century preferred...

Bin Laden urged associates to make Palestine the issue

JTAPublished March 16, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden chided terrorists in his network for not making Palestine a primary issue. "It was necessary to discuss Palestine first," the terrorist leader, assassinated last year in a U.S. operation, said after a December 2009 suicide...

Mufti Amin el-Husseini meeting with Adolf Hitler in Berlin on
Nov. 28, 1941.

A Palestinian mufti and the U.S. election, then and now

By Rafael Medoff, JTAPublished January 26, 2012

WASHINGTON—A Palestinian mufti has called for violence against Jews, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is demanding Palestinian leaders disavow him and America's presidential race could be affected. That could be the lead sentence of a news...

Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

How to checkmate the Palestinian gambit

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief EmeritusPublished September 28, 2011

There have been oceans of ink, forests of paper and countless electronic communications about last week's drama at the United Nations, where Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas presented a formal request to the United Nations Security Council...

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