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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

Representative Ted Deutch, D-Fla., speaks in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2020. He is one of four authors of the letter.  

House Democrats aim to unify the party behind anti-West Bank annexation message

BY RON KAMPEAS, JTAPublished June 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — House Democrats have put together a letter that they hope will unite their entire caucus in warning Israel against annexation of part of the West Bank.The letter, now circulating among the party’s House caucus and obtained exclusively...



Wisam HashlamounPublished August 19, 2019

Israeli border police officers arrest a Palestinian youth during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the West Bank city of Hebron, Aug. 11, 2019. Reps Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were scheduled to visit Hebron and other parts of the West Bank. (Wisam...

Jonathan S. Tobin

Despite UN vote, Palestinian terror still a losing strategy

By Jonathan S. Tobin, JNSPublished December 13, 2018

The U.N. General Assembly narrowly defeated a resolution last Thursday that would have condemned Hamas for its terror campaign against Israel. Three days later, a Palestinian gunman opened fire on a group of Jews waiting at a bus stop near the West Bank...

Paige Krug, who graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School, will be a senior at the University of Kansas. She is doing an internship this summer in Tel Aviv at Chimes Israel, a non-profit organization providing services to people of all ages with special needs.

St. Louis college student experiences horror in West Bank

By Paige Krug, Special to the Jewish LightPublished July 26, 2017

TEL AVIV — Last Shabbat (July 21) was different than any Shabbat I’ve ever experienced. I was invited by my friend Talia to have Shabbat with her student advisor’s family in Jerusalem. Talia told me that we were going to go past the green line...

Jonathan S. Tobin is opinion editor of JNS.org. Follow him on Twitter at:@jonathans_tobin.

Stop denying the Israeli consensus on Palestinians

By Jonathan S. TobinPublished April 6, 2017

Yair Lapid is the current favorite to become prime minister the next time the Israeli people go to the polls to elect a new Knesset, at some point in the not-too-distant future. But whether or not the former television star who leads the centrist Yesh...



Hadas ParushPublished November 6, 2014

Israeli soldiers being evacuated at the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem, Nov. 5, 2014. Three Israeli soldiers were injured when a Palestinian driver rammed into the soldiers near the West Bank village of Al Aroub close to the Gush Etzion junction,...



Issam RimawiPublished June 4, 2014

Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah (C) attends his first meeting of the new unity government cabinet, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on June 3, 2014. The Palestinian national unity government was sworn in on Monday before Palestinian President Mahmoud...

Israel’s Housing Ministry opens bids on building in two settlements

JTA REPORTPublished January 16, 2013

JERUSALEM — Israel's Housing Ministry opened bidding to developers on 200 homes in the West Bank. The ministry issued the tenders for two construction projects including 114 homes in Efrat and 84 in Kiryat Arba, near Hebron. The announcement comes...

Romney visit reveals falling visibility of Palestinian issue

By Ben Sales, JTAPublished July 30, 2012

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Mitt Romney’s policy speech in Israel covered plenty of bases: The presumptive Republican presidential candidate spoke about the status of Jerusalem, the threat of a nuclear Iran, the “tumult” of the Arab Spring and the “enduring...

For Knesset’s Danny Danon, unapologetic Israeli nationalism is key to political success

By Uriel Heilman, JTAPublished July 26, 2012

JERUSALEM — If there’s one thing Danny Danon doesn’t do, it’s shy away from controversy. Danon, a deputy speaker of the Israeli Knesset and chairman of World Likud, has come under fire for describing African migrants in Israel as a “national...

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, left, shaking hands with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, with U.S. President Bill Clinton in the center at the Oslo Accords signing ceremony, Sept. 13, 1993.

On Capitol Hill, a look back at Oslo and forward on peace process

By Suzanne Pollak, JTAPublished July 22, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Conflicting voices for and against renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks came to Capitol Hill as leading pro- and anti-voices gathered to recall the nearly 20 years since the dramatic signing of the Oslo Accords. The Oslo document, signed...

Presbyterians narrowly reject divestment

Presbyterians narrowly reject divestment

JTA REPORTPublished July 6, 2012

WASHINGTON — In a narrow vote, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) rejected divestment from companies doing business with Israeli security forces in the West Bank. The 333-331 vote, with two abstentions, in Pittsburgh late Thursday...

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