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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

‘Insultingly Stupid’ Treatment in  Khashoggi Affair

‘Insultingly Stupid’ Treatment in Khashoggi Affair

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIALPublished October 25, 2018

Just when we think that even Donald Trump has limits on how much he can disregard the truth comes the monumentally incompetent mishandling of the disappearance and apparent murder and dismemberment of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The president’s...



Anadolu AgencyPublished May 30, 2017

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, second from right, at the inauguration ceremony of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 21, 2017. (Bandar...

Hackers strike Israel again

JTAPublished February 2, 2012

JERUSALEM -- An international group of pro-Palestinian hackers said they leaked the credit card details of thousands of Israelis in an escalation of cyber attacks on Israeli targets. The group, called OpFreePalestine, claimed to have published online...

U.S. expects Iran sanctions to bear results within two months

By Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished January 18, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration expects a significant drop in foreign dealings with the Central Bank of Iran in the next two months. U.S. officials launched a campaign to have countries that deal with Iran to comply with new sanctions as soon as...

Israeli hackers bring down Arab websites

JTAPublished January 17, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli hackers said they brought down the websites of the Saudi Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange. The hackers, who call themselves IDF-Team, said in a post on the PasteBin website that Tuesday's attacks were in retaliation...

Saudi-Israel hacker war heats up

JTA, JERUSALEMPublished January 12, 2012

The hacker war between Israel and Saudi Arabia is continuing, with the release of the credit card details of more Israelis. A Saudi hacker, who has already released thousands of Israeli credit card numbers, along with the personal details of the cardholders,...

Editorial: Kicking the Hormuz Nest

Published January 11, 2012

Nothing new under the desert sun in Iran. The Islamist leadership is starting out 2012 with its usual jagged chin forward: • Iranian leaders, in the face of enhanced economic sanctions, have threatened to illegally block the Strait of Hormuz (through...

Editorial: The Rights of Spring (and Winter)

Published January 4, 2012

It's not common for citizens of Israel, a haven of democracy in a historically repressive region, to feel simpatico with those in surrounding nations. Yet as matters of gender equality move to the media forefront across the Middle East in the aftermath...

Dr. Monroe M. Ginsburg recounts his past military experiences
while being filmed for the Missouri Veterans History Project.
Photo: Yana Hotter

Documenting veterans’ stories

By David Baugher, Special to the Jewish LightPublished November 9, 2011

The duties of those in the military sometimes require secret missions but as Army Major Monroe Ginsburg and a rabbi friend of his snuck palm leaves back from the desert taking care to avoid notice by the national religious police, the mission seemed a...

Hannah Rosenthal

Anti-Semitism envoy facing resistance on Arab textbooks

Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished July 13, 2011

WASHINGTON - Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department's envoy for combating anti-Semitism, was heartened if skeptical when some Arab officials pledged to her that they would remove anti-Semitic tropes from their school curricula.She was frustrated when...

Editorial: Delta’s Not Ready When Jews Are?

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIALPublished June 29, 2011

"Delta is ready when you are," is a longtime slogan for the U.S.-based airline, but recent press reports that the carrier has caved in to obnoxious anti-Israel and anti-Jewish policies of Saudi Arabia suggest, at first glance that a more apt slogan might...

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