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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

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

September 30, 2020

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the National CERT at the cyber park in Beersheva on July 27, 2017, with Buki Carmeli, head of the National Cyber Defense Authority, and Eviatar Matania, head of the National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister’s...

MIDEAST ISRAEL TERROR

MIDEAST ISRAEL TERROR

Picasa November 26, 2018

Israeli media at the scene of a where a truck rammed in a group of Israeli soldiers, killing at least four in a suspected vehicle-ramming attack, in the Armon haNatsiv neighborhood of Jerusalem, Jan. 8, 2017. Photo: Shlomi Cohen/Flash90

Letters to the Editor: July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017

Court ruling and the church-state divideEvery argument before the Supreme Court — winning and losing alike — defines a potential slippery slope. Perhaps we can draw some comfort regarding the worrisome playground decision by considering the slippery...

Jonathan S. Tobin is opinion editor of JNS.org. Follow him on Twitter at:@jonathans_tobin.

Stop denying the Israeli consensus on Palestinians

By Jonathan S. Tobin April 6, 2017

Yair Lapid is the current favorite to become prime minister the next time the Israeli people go to the polls to elect a new Knesset, at some point in the not-too-distant future. But whether or not the former television star who leads the centrist Yesh...

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

Yonatan Sindel March 31, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at a memorial ceremony honoring late Israeli presidents and prime ministers held at the president’s residence in Jerusalem, March 28, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

State of Confusion

Jewish Light Editorial March 8, 2017

Almost lost in the whirlwind of news regarding cemetery desecrations and the arrest in St. Louis of a suspect in some of the bomb threats at Jewish community centers is the fact that last month, President Donald Trump held his first face-to-face talks...

Media Matters

Jewish Light Editorial November 2, 2016

Is the debate going on this week in the Knesset about free speech or money? If you’re Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or one of his political allies, it’s the latter. On the other hand, if you’re Kulanu head Moshe Kahlon, the former characterization...

Bogie Man

August 17, 2016

While the November elections are front and center for Americans right now, interesting forces are simmering in Israel, ones that could remake the political landscape as they come to a full boil in the near future.Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon...

The Best Defense

Jewish Light Editorial August 3, 2016

Mostly below the inescapable buzz of the political campaigns and conventions, the United States and Israel appear to be on the verge of a major defense agreement. Don’t be surprised to see the deal finalized prior to the November elections.With the...

Robert A. Cohn is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the St. Louis Jewish Light.

Talking Turkey: Erdogan evolves from reformer to enigma

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus July 27, 2016

To describe Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as “mercurial” is akin to describing the weather in Antarctica as “chilly.” At the moment, Erdogan is in the midst of an extremely violent purge of every segment of civil society: judges, journalists,...

Dr. Rafael Medoff is founding director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies and author of 16 books about Jewish history and the Holocaust. His commentary was distributed by JNS.org.

Comparing Rwanda and the Holocaust: A valid analogy?

By Rafael Medoff July 13, 2016

At a memorial in Rwanda to the victims of the 1994 genocide, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week wrote in the visitors’ book that he was “reminded of the haunting similarities to the genocide of our own people.”Certainly all instances...

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 Emeritus 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...

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