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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-Arabs demonstrate against Assad

JTAPublished February 19, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Arabs demonstrated against Syrian President Bashar Assad a day after the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution condemning his crackdown on dissenters. The General Assembly voted Feb. 16 by a vote of 137 to 12 with...

President Barack Obama

Obama pledges to combat denial on Holocaust commemoration day

JTAPublished January 27, 2012

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama pledged to combat Holocaust denial in a message marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In his message, Obama said the United States would "pledge to speak truth to those who deny the Holocaust." "As we celebrate...

A universal message for Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Dieter Graumann, JTAPublished January 25, 2012

It has taken decades for the international community to deal with the Holocaust in a really serious way. Perhaps a new generation first had to emerge with sufficient courage to ask about the causes of the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question in Europe"...

Understanding the Palestinians’ U.N. bid for statehood

BY LARRY CARPPublished September 7, 2011

Membership in the United Nations is open to all other peace-loving states which accept the obligations contained in the present Charter and, in the judgment of the organization, are able and willing to carry out those obligations. What is "peace-loving"?Peace...

Editorial: Bizarro World

Published 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...

Photo: Patrick Gruban

Understanding the Palestinians’ U.N. bid

BY LARRY CARPPublished August 31, 2011

How does a country become a U.N. Member?Membership in the United Nations, according to Chapter II, Article 4, Section 1., of the United Nations Charter "is open to all....peace-loving states which accept the obligations contained in the .....Charter and,...

Israeli soldiers scuffle with Palestinians during a
demonstration near the West Bank village of Beit Omar, Aug. 13.
Some analysts have warned that a U.N. vote on Palestinian statehood
could set off a new wave of Palestinian-Israeli violence. Photo:
Najeh Hashlamoun/Flash 90/JTA

A primer on Palestinian statehood bid

By Uriel Heilman, JTA, NEW YORKPublished August 17, 2011

On Sept. 20, when the annual session of the U.N. General Assembly opens, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to ask U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to present a Palestinian request for statehood recognition to the U.N. Security...

Countdown to Palestinian statehood?

What are the options to derail Palestinian statehood at the U.N.?

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTONPublished June 1, 2011

Remember the tension a couple of weeks ago between Israel and the United States? That was all about avoiding tension between Israel and the rest of the world. That's what Obama administration officials are telling Jewish officials looking ahead to September,...

David Harris

AJC director responds to Abbas op-ed

BY DAVID HARRISPublished May 18, 2011

New York, NY - The American Jewish Committee is a global advocacy organization that has long been committed to achieving a peaceful settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a two-state accord.In that effort, we have met countless times...

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are scheduled to meet May 20 at the White House. They are pictured here in the Oval Office in July, 2010. Photo: Amos BenGershom/GPO Flash90/JTA

On eve of Netanyahu visit and AIPAC conference, Obama and Bibi appear on same page

By Ron Kampeas, JTA, WASHINGTONPublished May 18, 2011

Crush terrorists and then make peace.Through quirks of timing, it's a narrative that President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finally can agree on when they meet this week in Washington.There remains a critical difference, however, between...

Jewish groups debate ways to thwart U.N. recognition of ‘Palestine’

By Ron Kampeas, JTA WASHINGTONPublished April 21, 2011

The path to international recognition of Palestinian statehood by September - when the Palestinians plan to bring the matter before the U.N. General Assembly - seems clear.The question before Israel and its supporters who oppose such recognition is how...

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

By Dina Kraft, JTA TEL AVIVPublished 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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