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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

Dr. Khadra Hasan  and Dr. Ralph Walden. Photo: Eric Berger

Healing the divide: Palestinian, Israeli doctors say healthcare a key part of achieving peace

By Eric Berger, Staff WriterPublished February 7, 2018

Dr. David Schnadower, a pediatric emergency medicine physician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, told visiting Israeli and Palestinian doctors that he had recently been treating a patient with a swastika tattoo who was discussing President Donald Trump’s...

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...

On June 3, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) looks on at the international summit in Paris to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

For Israel and the Palestinians, the peace plans just keep coming

Ben Sales, JTAPublished June 6, 2016

Here a plan, there a plan, everywhere a peace plan.Conditions in Israel and the Palestinian Authority may not exactly seem conducive to peace — Israel just formed what may be its most right-wing government ever, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...

Robert P.  Barnidge Jr. is lecturer and coordinator of international relations at Webster University.  His most recent book is “Self-Determination, Statehood, and the Law of Negotiation:  The Case of Palestine” (Hart, 2016). 

The hypocrisy of an Arab peace bid

By Robert P. BarnidgePublished February 24, 2016

President Bill Clinton was in office for less than a year when Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat met on the White House lawn.On Sept. 13, 1993, Rabin and Arafat signed the Declaration of...

Benjamin Netanyahu

For Netanyahu to accept new freeze, U.S. might have to sweeten the deal

Leslie Susser JTAPublished October 6, 2010

JERUSALEM-Following reports of an unprecedented U.S. offer of a host of assurances in return for a 60-day extension of the freeze on building in West Bank settlements, some political analysts are wondering why Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not...

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