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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. Ruth Westheimer speaking about The Future of Sex during the Israeli Presidential Conference, June 21, 2012.

At the Israeli Presidential Conference: from Dr. Ruth to Peter Beinart

By Uriel Heilman, JTA June 21, 2012

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK JERUSALEM (JTA) – What do hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Zionist critic Peter Beinart and Dr. Ruth have in common? If you’re still puzzling over that one, you’re not alone. So are the participants...

President Bill Clinton speaking at the 2001 Israel Policy Forum dinner, January 2001.

Revived Israel Policy Forum aims to rise above partisan fray as a pragmatic pro-Israel voice

By Ron Kampeas, JTA June 19, 2012

WASHINGTON -- When President Bill Clinton chose in January 2001 to unveil his Clinton Parameters for Arab-Israel peacemaking, he chose an Israel Policy Forum gala to do it. Four years later, then-Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sought the same...

Reconsideration of state aid to Jewish schools is welcome

By Nathan Diament, JTA April 19, 2012

WASHINGTON -- For decades, the American Jewish community has debated the advisability, constitutionality and necessity of government aid to Jewish (and other faiths’) parochial schools. But with the United States still experiencing tough economic challenges,...

Editorial: Boo Beinert’s Boycott

March 28, 2012

We have consistently opposed those who promote boycotts against Israel based on its relations with the Palestinian leaders and territories. In fact, last year we suggested the so-called BDS movement (boycott, divestment, sanctions) should more appropriately...

Beinart’s boycott plan deals a blow to peace bid

By Steven Bayme, JTA March 22, 2012

NEW YORK -- Far from charting a path toward peace for Israelis and Palestinians, Peter Beinart’s advice, “boycott the settlements to save Israel,” would make peace far less likely. Beinart’s boycott plan assumes that Jewish settlement on the West...

Israel’s deputy embassador to speak at J Street confab

JTA March 21, 2012

WASHINGTON -- An Israeli diplomat will speak at J Street's annual conference. "This year, a representative of the embassy will participate in the annual J Street conference,"said  a statement from the organization issued Tuesday. "The deputy chief of...

Peter Beinart, who called this week for a boycott of West Bank goods, meets students at the J Street national conference in February 2011. Beinart is due to keynote this years conference by the liberal pro-Israel group at the end of the month.

Peter Beinart calls for a ‘Zionist BDS,’ but he’s not finding many takers

By Ron Kampeas, JTA March 20, 2012

WASHINGTON—Should Jews shun other Jews? And should they shun Jews who call on Jews to shun other Jews? Peter Beinart’s call in the New York Times recently for a boycott of goods manufactured in West Bank settlements reignited a debate not just about...

Biden’s national security adviser to address J Street

JTA March 20, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Tony Blinken, Vice President Joe Biden's national security adviser, will address this year's J Street conference. Blinken will address a session on the U.S. role in resolving the Arab-Israel conflict and join a panel afterward discussing...

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