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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

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Issam Rimawi June 4, 2014

Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah (C) attends his first meeting of the new unity government cabinet, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on June 3, 2014. The Palestinian national unity government was sworn in on Monday before Palestinian President Mahmoud...

Palestinian, 19, wounded during checkpoint protest

JTA March 5, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian man was seriously wounded during a protest that became violent at a West Bank checkpoint. The 19-year-old Palestinian was struck in the head Monday by a tear gas canister fired by Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint near Ramallah....

Palestinian TV station raided by Israel

JTA February 29, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian television station in the West Bank went off the air following a raid by Israeli soldiers. Israel's Communication Ministry ordered Wednesday's raid of the al-Watan TV station, located near Ramallah, for using unauthorized frequencies...

Israeli troops kill infiltrator from Egypt

JTA February 28, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed a man attempting to infiltrate into Israel from Egypt. The soldiers early Tuesday morning saw a group of about 15 infiltrators into Israel, who failed to stop when asked to by the Israeli troops. The infiltrators...

From left, Reps. Yvette Clark, Donna Edwards, Jackie Speier, Gwen Moore, Barbara Lee and Eddie Bernice Johnson at the Kalandiya checkpoint on a J Street-organized trip to Israel and the West Bank, Feb. 22, 2012.

U.S. congresswomen see Israel, Palestinians in the eyes of J Street

By Linda Gradstein, JTA February 27, 2012

KALANDIYA, West Bank -- The U.S. congresswomen get off the bus and stand in the chilly shadows of the Kalandiya crossing point between the West Bank and Jerusalem. It’s late morning, well past the rush hour when thousands of Palestinians congregate...

Palestinian children killed in West Bank accident

JTA February 16, 2012

JERUSALEM -- At least eight Palestinian schoolchildren on a field trip were killed when a truck collided with their bus on a rain-soaked road in the West Bank. Dozens of elementary school age children, who were headed from eastern Jerusalem for Ramallah,...

Holy cow! Calves hijacked into Palestinian territory

JTA February 9, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A truck driving calves from Eilat to the Golan Heights was hijacked into the West Bank. The 70 calves, which were being taken to be fattened before slaughter, were stolen near the Dead Sea after the driver was held up at gun point and detained...

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