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Dozens of Palestinians and supporters, including Hadeel Salameh, marched in downtown St. Louis to commemorate Nakba Day.  May 15, 2018
Carolina Hidalgo | St. Louis Public Radio

A planned local observance of Nakba, the day Palestinians commemorate their displacement following Israel’s establishment in 1948 and the Arabic word for "catastrophe," took on greater significance for a group of St. Louis activists and business owners Tuesday.

Missouri Statehouse
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On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh discussed the potential impact of House Bill 2179. It would prohibit Missouri from entering into contracts over $10,000 with companies that engage in the boycott of, divestment from and sanctioning of Israel, an ally of the United States.

Protesters marched down the Delmar Loop denouncing President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (Dec. 10, 2017)
Marissanne Lewis-Thompson | St. Louis Public Radio

Palestinians and others in St. Louis are dismayed that President Donald Trump is recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On Sunday, Palestinians and their allies gathered along the Delmar Loop for the "Rise for Jerusalem Rally Against Trump’s Embassy Decision."

Members from the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations were also unhappy about the president's announcement last week of his intention to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Lara Hamdan | St. Louis Public Radio


As tensions rise in the Old City of Jerusalem, hundreds of people gathered on Delmar Boulevard in University City Sunday evening to show their support — some for Palestinians and others for the Israeli government.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Sept. 20, 2011 - WASHINGTON - As a congressional representative to the United Nations' new session this week, U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan wants to spread the word that most lawmakers oppose Palestinians' unilateral efforts to pursue U.N. ratification of statehood.

Saying that the Palestinian debate is likely to be "the biggest issue by far" in the new U.N. session, Carnahan told the Beacon that "I don't think we can emphasize strongly enough that unilateral action is really contrary to achieving a two-state solution." He called on Palestinian leaders to return to peace negotiations with Israel.