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St. Louis Jewish Light

Letters to the Editor: February 1, 2017

February 1, 2017

Do not let U.N. Security Council resolution divide our communityThe Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis believes in the power of people to come together to influence change in our region. Our capacity to make an impact is based on our ability...

Real Genocide

Jewish Light Editorial August 31, 2016

Some of the harshest critics of Israel have, as we have mentioned in these pages, repeatedly accused the Jewish State of “genocide” toward the Palestinians. The Movement for Black Lives recently produced a platform containing this false and inappropriate...

Enough Already!

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIAL May 30, 2012

Sadistic Syrian leader Bashar Assad must be ousted from power at the earliest possible date, to stop the blatant atrocities occurring in that nation. To do so, the international community must put vastly more pressure on Assad’s regime, both diplomatically...

Jay Sekulow

Israel has a legal case for striking Iran

By Jay Sekulow and Robert Ash, JTA March 11, 2012

WASHINGTON—In a world where nuclear weapons could soon be in the hands of a rogue nation like Iran, an Israeli preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be fully justified. Despite its ban on aggressive war, Article 51 of the United Nations...

U.N. condemns attack on Israeli officials

JTA February 24, 2012

NEW YORK -- The U.N. Security Council condemned the attack on an Israeli official in India. In a statement released Thursday by the council's rotating president, Kodjo Menan of Togo, council members "condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack...

Iran denies part in recent attacks in letter to Security Council

JTA February 23, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Iran denied involvement in recent attacks on Israeli diplomats and accused Israel of assassinating its nuclear scientists, in a letter to the United Nations Security Council. Israel has made "unfounded allegations and distortions" against...

Syrians demonstrating in the coastal city of Banias against the
regime of hard-line leader Bashar Assad in the spring of 2011.

As Syria crackdown intensifies, debate rages over U.S. options

By Zach Silberman, JTA February 22, 2012

WASHINGTON—As the Syrian government intensifies its assault on opposition strongholds, the debate is heating up in Washington over how to end the bloody crackdown and bring about regime change.The Obama administration has tried to ratchet up pressure...

Israeli-Arabs demonstrate against Assad

JTA 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...

Robert A. Cohn, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

How to checkmate the Palestinian gambit

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus September 28, 2011

There have been oceans of ink, forests of paper and countless electronic communications about last week's drama at the United Nations, where Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas presented a formal request to the United Nations Security Council...

Understanding the Palestinians’ U.N. bid for statehood

BY LARRY CARP 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...

Photo: Patrick Gruban

Understanding the Palestinians’ U.N. bid

BY LARRY CARP 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 YORK 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...

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