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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

Diaspora communities can help with peacemaking, Jewish leaders tell Abbas

JTA January 17, 2012

BUENOS AIRES -- The presidents of the World Jewish Congress and Latin American Jewish Congress expressed hope for progress in Middle East peace at a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Latin American Jewish Congress President Jack...

The Israeli governments plan to build 2,600 housing units in
the vicinity of the Givat Hamatos neighborhood, seen here, has
stirred debate. Photo: Jessica Steinberg

Planned housing puts forlorn Jerusalem hilltop at center of controversy

By Jessica Steinberg, JTA, JERUSALEM November 2, 2011

The entrance to the neighborhood of Givat Hamatos isn't immediately apparent. Accessible only from the winding roads of the Arab community of Beit Safafa next door, or via a sharp right off the five-lane Hebron Road, the eastern Jerusalem hilltop that...

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