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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

Self Determination, Statehood, and the Law of Negotiation

Webster U. scholar’s book probes issue of Palestinian statehood

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus June 22, 2016

The complex, confusing and ever-volatile issues surrounding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are so daunting that some scholars and observers of the Middle East have given up even trying to trace its history or offer possible paths to a solution. Robert...

Beinart’s boycott plan deals a blow to peace bid

By Steven Bayme, JTA March 22, 2012

NEW YORK -- Far from charting a path toward peace for Israelis and Palestinians, Peter Beinart’s advice, “boycott the settlements to save Israel,” would make peace far less likely. Beinart’s boycott plan assumes that Jewish settlement on the West...

PA radio ad quotes Obama on statehood

JTA, WASHINGTON September 8, 2011

The Palestinian Authority is using a year-old qualified statement by President Obama in a campaign for support for its statehood recognition bid. "When we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that can lead to a new member of the United...

Editorial: Bizarro World

August 31, 2011

The writers of Superman comics coined it in 1960, and Jerry Seinfeld (a huge Man of Steel fan) borrowed it - the notion of a "Bizarro World" where black means white, up means down, right means wrong.Now we're witnessing an entirely new take on Bizarro...

An Arab man passes graffiti in May in the Gaza Strip town of
Rafah that expresses Palestinian aspirations for statehood.  Photo:
Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash 90 / JTA

Pressure mounts on Palestinians to abandon U.N. statehood gambit

By Leslie Susser, JTA, Jerusalem June 22, 2011

The pressure on Mahmoud Abbas to back down from plans to seek recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations in September is intensifying.Squeezed by a combination of concerted American pressure and intense Israeli diplomacy, some top Palestinian...

Benjamin Netanyahu

Bibi to Congress: No compromise on Jerusalem, refugees or Jordan River presence

By Uriel Heilman, JTA WASHINGTON May 24, 2011

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that any peace deal with the Palestinians must grant Israel a military presence along the Jordan River, exclude repatriation of Palestinian refugees to Israel and leave Jerusalem as Israel's united capital. However,...

With Arab Spring, will Israel be left in the cold?

By Dina Kraft, JTA TEL AVIV April 13, 2011

Unless Israel acts fast, when the Arab Spring comes to full bloom, the Jewish state will be left out in the cold.That was the essence of the dire warnings issued last week by the high-profile backers of a new Israeli peace push who say they seek to propel...

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