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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

White supremacist Pedersen pleads guilty to two murders

JTA March 14, 2012

White supremacist David Joseph Pedersen, who said he was on his way to "kill more Jews" when arrested in connection with four West Coast murders, pleaded guilty to two of them. Pedersen, 31, pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of aggravated first-degree...

Egypt’s gas pipeline to Israel attacked for 13th time

JTA March 5, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Egypt's gas pipeline to Israel was attacked for the 13th time in a year. Monday's explosion west of El Arish in the northern Sinai Peninsula came after masked gunmen attacked the pipeline, Reuters reported. The extent of the damage is unclear,...

Palestinian to continue hunger strike despite detention cut

JTA March 5, 2012

JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian woman on a hunger strike in an Israeli prison said she will continue to fast despite having her detention cut. Hana Shalabi, 30, a member of Islamic Jihad, reportedly began a hunger strike 18 days ago after being put under...

French politician says he was verbally assaulted by group

JTA March 1, 2012

PARIS -- A Socialist politician in France and his partner said they were verbally assaulted by a group who shouted an anti-Semitic slur as well as support for the far-right National Front Party. Arnaud Montebourg, a leading Socialist politician, and...

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...

Thai police arrest another Iranian national

JTA February 27, 2012

Thai police are holding another Iranian national in connection with a bombing in the capital, Bangkok, Madani Seyed Mehrded, 33, was arrested over the weekend, when it was discovered that he was in the country on an expired visa. Call logs showed that...

Muslim Brotherhood threatens to review treaty with Israel if U.S. aid is cut

JTA February 16, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The Muslim Brotherhood has threatened to "review" Egypt's 1979 peace treaty with Israel if the United States cuts aid to Egypt. Congress threatened to cut or cancel aid to Egypt after Egyptian authorities filed charges on Feb. 6 against 43...

Indian official: We won’t cut back on Iranian oil

JTA January 30, 2012

India will not reduce the amount of oil Iranian oil it purchases, the country's finance minister said. "It is not possible for India to take any decision to reduce the imports from Iran drastically because among the countries which can provide the requirement...

Tha authorities arrest Lebanese man on Israeli tip

JTA January 13, 2012

Thai authorities working with Israel arrested a Lebanese man alleged to have plotted an bombing attack. "A Lebanese suspect from the Hezbollah group has been taken into custody by Thai officials and police are investigating further," Chalerm Yumbumrung,...

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