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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

Liberman: Israel might withdraw from U.N. Human Rights Council

JTA March 23, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman reportedly said he might recall Israel's ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council after the council voted 36-1 to to investigate the effects of Jewish settlements on Palestinians. Liberman also...

Netanyahu calls Human Rights Council decision ‘hypocritical’

JTA March 22, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at a U.N. Human Rights Council decision to investigate Jewish settlements, calling it "hypocritical" and detached from reality. On Thursday, the council passed a resolution by a vote of...

U.N. cancels appearance by Hamas leader in Geneva

JTA March 19, 2012

The United Nations canceled an appearance by a Hamas leader at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. The cancellation Monday of an appearance by Ismail al-Ashqar, a senior official with Hamas, followed an official complaint filed with U.N. officials...

Editorial: In the Mideast: Some Almost Good News

September 14, 2011

To paraphrase a lyric of a pop song of a few years back, we "sure could use some good news" to balance so much bad and even terrible news coming out of the Middle East in recent days.  The "Arab Spring" seems to be morphing into an "Israeli Winter" with...

Laura Kafif, the house mother at Save A Childs Heart, visits with one of her charges, Zeresenay Gebru, as he recovers from heart surgery at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Israel on May 31. Photo: Sheila Shalhevet

Fixing broken hearts in Israel

By Dina Kraft , JTA June 15, 2011

HOLON, Israel-Just two days earlier but a world away, 8-year-old Salha Farjalla Khamis said goodbye to her parents and four siblings in her village on the African island of Zanzibar.Later, in a hospital in the Tel Aviv suburb of Holon, tears roll silently...

Spreading the truth, post-Goldstone op-ed

By Joel Lion, NEW YORK April 13, 2011

With Richard Goldstone himself admitting that the infamous Goldstone Report was critically flawed, this is the best opportunity we have had in two years to bring to light the misconceptions of Operation Cast Lead.In his April 2 op-ed in The Washington...

Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon (right), general secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, and Rabbi Steve Gutow, president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, spoke during  “Bridging Divides through Interfaith Initiatives” last week.

Jewish, Christian speakers bridge interfaith ‘divides’

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus April 13, 2011

Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, general secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, and Rabbi Steve Gutow, president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, became close friends when each worked in St. Louis before assuming...

Richard Goldstone, left, shown meeting in June 2009 with Ghazi Hamad of Hamas at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt, now says his report’s finding that Israel intentionally targeted civilians in the Gaza war was mistaken. Photo: Rahim Khatib / Flash90 / JTA

Op-ed raises major questions for Goldstone and Israel

By Uriel Heilman, JTA NEW YORK April 6, 2011

Richard Goldstone's original U.N. report on the Gaza war of 2008-09 landed like a bombshell in the PR war over Israel, damaging Israel's reputation around the world with its finding that Israel potentially committed war crimes and crimes against humanity...

Israel launching drive to void Goldstone Report

By Ron Kampeas and Marcy Oster, JTA April 4, 2011

WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would launch an international campaign to cancel the Goldstone Report after its author, ex-South African Judge Richard Goldstone, wrote in an Op-Ed in the Washington Post that Israel did not...

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