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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

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Kadima Party chairman Shaul Mofaz at a joint news conference in the Knesset announcing that Kadima has joined the coalition government, May 8, 2012.

Likud-Kadima coalition nixes early elections

By Mati Wagner, JTA May 8, 2012

JERUSALEM—Israelis went to sleep Monday night expecting early elections in September for the 19th Knesset. They woke up to the news that elections would take place as planned in October 2013. A behind-the-scenes deal clinched overnight between Prime...

Gil Hoffman talks with guests during an informal meeting held by the Jewish Light and Anti-Defamation League.

‘J Post’ analyst discusses Israel politics

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus April 25, 2012

The recent political defeat of Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni could be a “positive development” for a possible new unity government in Israel and for the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, according to Gil Hoffman, chief political correspondent...

Israeli soldiers denied free train transportation

JTA January 22, 2012

JERUSALEM—An Israeli Knesset minister has threatened to hold up the defense budget until soldiers are again allowed to ride trains for free on Sunday mornings. On Sunday, Israel Railroads instituted for the first time a blackout on free travel for Israeli...

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