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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

Crafting a Holocaust insurance solution that works

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft, JTAPublished June 27, 2012

NEW YORK -- There is a solution to get us beyond the seemingly endless stalemates and complications that continue to characterize the ongoing debate over Holocaust-era insurance claims. And I do not believe it can be found in the well-intentioned bill...

U.S. Treasury looking into Rendel fees from terror group

JTAPublished March 13, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Treasury Department is investigating speaking fees allegedly paid to former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on behalf of a State Department-designated terrorist organization.  The Treasury Department is seeking to subpoena records...

Clinton: Iran letter “important step”

JTAPublished February 17, 2012

NEW YORK -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomed Iran's stated willingness to restart negotiations and called it an "important step." In comments to reporters after a meeting Friday at the State Department with Catherine Ashton, the European...

Obama administration to seek waiver on UNESCO funding ban

By Ron KampeasPublished February 15, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration formally announced its intention to ask Congress to waive a ban on funding UNESCO over its recognition of Palestinian statehood. "The Department of State intends to work with Congress to seek legislation that would...

State Department warns travelers to dress modestly in Jerusalem

JTAPublished February 7, 2012

The U.S. State Department has revised its travel recommendations for tourists to Israel, advising travelers to dress modestly or risk getting attacked. The advisory for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, updated last month, recommends under its section on...

Judy and Alan Gross are pictured in a family photo.

Gross visited Cuba at least five times, court document says

JTAPublished January 19, 2012

Jailed American Jewish contractor Alan Gross visited Cuba at least five times in one year to set up wireless Internet connections, according to a report citing leaked court documents. The report Thursday by The Associated Press comes two days after Juan...

U.S. adds three companies to sanctions list

JTA, WASHINGTONPublished January 12, 2012

The Obama administration added three companies to those sanctioned for dealing with Iran's energy sector, for the first time targeting a major Chinese Iran trader. One of them, Zhuhai Zhenrong Company, based in China, is Iran's largest supplier of refined...

The White House said it deleted the reference to Israel in a
photo caption on its website of Vice President Joe Biden having
breakfast with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the
David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem in March 2010 to reflect a
longstanding U.S. policy on the citys status. Official White House
photo by David Lienemann

Solving the White House photo mystery over ‘Jerusalem, Israel’

By Adam Kredo, JTA/ Washington Jewish Week, WashingtonPublished August 17, 2011

Jerusalem: To be or not to be part of Israel. That's the question that White House administrations have tiptoed around for decades.The State Department neither recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's official capital nor views the eastern part of the city -...

Hannah Rosenthal

Anti-Semitism envoy facing resistance on Arab textbooks

Ron Kampeas, JTAPublished July 13, 2011

WASHINGTON - Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department's envoy for combating anti-Semitism, was heartened if skeptical when some Arab officials pledged to her that they would remove anti-Semitic tropes from their school curricula.She was frustrated when...

Editorial: Delta’s Not Ready When Jews Are?

JEWISH LIGHT EDITORIALPublished June 29, 2011

"Delta is ready when you are," is a longtime slogan for the U.S.-based airline, but recent press reports that the carrier has caved in to obnoxious anti-Israel and anti-Jewish policies of Saudi Arabia suggest, at first glance that a more apt slogan might...

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