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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

Peres launches Facebook page at company headquarters

JTAPublished March 6, 2012

Israeli President Shimon Peres launched a Facebook page during a visit with company founder Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook headquarters in California. As part of the launch Tuesday, Peres held a live chat with web surfers from around the world. His page...

Freed from prison, ex-Shas lawmaker compares his captivity to Shalit’s

JTAPublished March 4, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Shlomo Benizri, a former Israeli Cabinet minister released from prison, compared his time served to that of former captive soldier Gilad Shalit. Benizri, of the haredi Orthodox Shas Party, was released from prison on March 1, one month before...

President Barack Obama addresses the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on Mar. 4, 2012.

Peres to receive U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom

JTAPublished March 4, 2012

WASHINGTON -- President Obama will award Israeli President Shimon Peres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. During his speech Sunday before the AIPAC Policy Conference, Obama announced that he would award the medal to Peres this summer.    The Presidential...

Kissinger, others honored by Israeli president

JTAPublished February 9, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was among the recipients of Israel's first President's Prize. The new initiative, spearheaded by Israeli President Shimon Peres, honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to...

Peres to visit the U.S.

JTAPublished January 17, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli President Shimon Peres will visit the United States in March. Peres will leave for the United States on March 1 to attend the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, where the organization will pay tribute to him "in recognition of his life...

Masorti Executive Director Yizhar Hess, right, welcoming Israeli
President Shimon Peres at the Masorti gala dinner, Jan. 5, 2012.
Courtesy of Masorti movement

Peres praises Masorti movement, condemns extremists

JTA, JERUSALEMPublished January 10, 2012

Israeli President Shimon Peres praised the Masorti movement's contributions to Israel and condemned extremists in Israel. “I came here this evening to hear women singing,” Peres said Jan. 5 after a performance of the Masorti youth movement's coed...

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