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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

Holder: U.S. urged Israel not to release killers of Americans

By Zach Silberman, JTA February 10, 2012

WASHINGTON -- An Obama administration official said the United States urged Israel not to free Palestinian terrorists in the Gilad Shalit exchange deal who killed Americans. In a Jan. 30 letter to the Parents Forum, a group of American citizens and parents...

Israel demolishes third illegal outpost this week

JTA, JERUSALEM January 12, 2012

Israeli security forces demolished an illegal West Bank outpost, the third this week. Israel Defense Forces troops and Civil Administration inspectors early Thursday morning evacuated and demolished the Mitzpe Avichai outpost near Kiryat Arba. The outpost...

Tim O’Leary

Opera Theatre director on ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’

By Timothy O’Leary June 8, 2011

In 2003, I experienced perhaps the most moving performance I'd ever seen in a theater. I was attending a concert of John Adams's "The Death of Klinghoffer" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In an auditorium with 2,000 other post-September-11th New Yorkers,...

A bomb exploded in a bus in the center of Jerusalem, near the central bus station on the afternoon of March 23, 2011.

New violence suggests end of calm between Israel and militant Palestinians

By Uriel Heilman and Marcy Oster, JTA March 23, 2011

JERUSALEM — Violence between Israel and militant Palestinians rose sharply this week with a bombing in central Jerusalem and a dramatic increase in rocket attacks on southern Israel. In a terrorist attack on Wednesday afternoon, a bomb planted near...

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