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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

Liberman: Israel might withdraw from U.N. Human Rights Council

JTA March 23, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman reportedly said he might recall Israel's ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council after the council voted 36-1 to to investigate the effects of Jewish settlements on Palestinians. Liberman also...

Netanyahu calls Human Rights Council decision ‘hypocritical’

JTA March 22, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at a U.N. Human Rights Council decision to investigate Jewish settlements, calling it "hypocritical" and detached from reality. On Thursday, the council passed a resolution by a vote of...

Girl dies in West Bank flood

JTA March 2, 2012

A 7-year-old girl died after getting swept up in an overflowing stream near Modi'in Illit. An Israeli rescue worker told Haaretz that the girl was swept away on Friday by a stream that had overrun its banks and took out a street. Her body was recovered...

Pro-Palestinian group in Canada calls for boycott of Sears over Israeli products,

JTA February 23, 2012

A pro-Palestinian group in Canada has called for a boycott against Sears because it carries Israeli products. Canadians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East asked Sears last month to drop its Israeli products, including Ahava cosmetics and Keter Plastic,...

Palestinians demonstrating outside Israels Supreme Court in
Jerusalem in support of Khader Adnan, who declared a hunger strike
in Israeli jail more than two months ago, Feb. 21, 2012. Adnan
ended his hunger strike that day following an agreement with the
State Prosecutors Office.

Palestinian Khader Adnan tests limits of Israel’s system of military detention

By Linda Gradstein, JTA February 22, 2012

JERUSALEM—As his weight dropped and his face grew gaunt, Khader Adnan became the latest Palestinian cause celebre.Israel arrested Adnan, a 33-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank village of Arraba, on Dec. 17 and placed him in administrative detention....

Delta removes ‘Occupied’ from Palestinian Territories on destination list

JTA February 8, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Delta Airlines removed the phrase "Occupied Palestinian Territories" from its list of Middle East destinations. The destination "Palestinian Territories" remained on Wednesday after the airline reportedly received e-mailed and tweeted complaints....

State Department warns travelers to dress modestly in Jerusalem

JTA February 7, 2012

The U.S. State Department has revised its travel recommendations for tourists to Israel, advising travelers to dress modestly or risk getting attacked. The advisory for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, updated last month, recommends under its section on...

Understanding the Palestinians’ U.N. bid for statehood

BY LARRY CARP September 7, 2011

Membership in the United Nations is open to all other peace-loving states which accept the obligations contained in the present Charter and, in the judgment of the organization, are able and willing to carry out those obligations. What is "peace-loving"?Peace...

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