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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

Remove Israeli envoy, stop gas exports, Egyptian parliament demands

JTA March 13, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The Egyptian parliament voted unanimously on a statement calling for the deportation of Israel's ambassador and stopping gas exports to Israel. The People's Assembly passed the resolution Monday night stating that the halting of gas exports...

Egyptian parliament mulls cutting aid from U.S.

JTA March 12, 2012

The Egyptian parliament may vote on a measure that would cut $1 billion in U.S. foreign assistance.  A resolution was introduced in parliament on Sunday, The Associated Press reported. The vote, which would be largely symbolic, reflects the growing tensions...

Egypt lifts travel ban on U.S. NGO workers

JTA March 1, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Egypt has lifted a travel ban on American NGO workers who are charged with using foreign funds to incite violence in the country. Sam LaHood, the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, is one of the 16 American NGO employees whose...

Calls grow in Congress to reconsider Egypt aid

JTA February 8, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Calls are growing in Congress to reconsider U.S. aid to Egypt. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), the chairwoman of the foreign operations subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, said Tuesday that a recent...

American NGO workers indicted in Egypt

JTA February 5, 2012

Forty-three employees of NGOs in Egypt, including 19 Americans, have been charged with using foreign funds to incite violence in the country. Sam LaHood, the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, reportedly is one of the American NGO employees...

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