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Opinion . Tradition . HAMAS AND FATAH H TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN A2. THE BIRTH A9. OF FORGIVNESS MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG CELEBRATES CHANUKAH A11. algemeiner THE JOURNAL FRIDAY, December 30, 2011 4 Tevet 5772 VOL. XXXVIII NO. 2041 1.00 PRINTED IN NEW YORK AntiIsrael Agenda at Harvard Middle East Center South Sudan, Israel Establish Strong Alliance BY MAXINE DOVERE July 12, 2011, barely two weeks after it had declared its independence from the radical Islamic state of Sudan, Israeli

A2 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011 Opinion . called for the formation of an Arab army to liberate Jerusalem and the Aksa Mosque very soon. He declared,We will lead intifada after intifada until the job is done. Goldberg explains this away, by quoting a Haniyeh aide Ahmed Youssef who, in an interview with Egyptian daily AlMasr AlYoum indicated that Hamas has no choice but to give up violence. Is he really convinced that in the space of a few days Hamas has reconfigured its founding ideology He writ World News . A3 Popular European Daily British Bookstore has Full Front Page Spread Waterstones Backs Down Over Mein Kampf on The Jews BY JONATHAN KALMUS Booksellers Waterstones has apologised for inappropriately promoting Adolf Hitlers book Mein Kampf as a perfect Christmas present. But the UKs largest bookshop chain has denied it is attempting to bolster sales of the infamously antisemitic work, despite the JC discovering several stores deliberately and prominently displ

A4 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011 World News . Since the Gaza War in 2009, the Israeli government has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in fortifying the city of Sderot and nearly 1 billion into the Iron Dome defense system set up to intercept rockets fired from Gaza that reach a range of close to one million Israelis in southern Israel. Sderot Media Centers director, Noam Bedein reports that the city has become an important stop for visitors including students, diplomats and government of World News U.S News .. A5 Ron Paul Wishes Israel Didnt Exist BY YITZCHAK BENHORIN WASHINGTON Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul negates Israels right to exist, Eric Dondero, who served as a senior aide to the 76yearold Texas congressman for over 12 years, said on Monday. I never heard a racist word expressed towards Blacks or Jews come out of his mouth... I can categorically say that I never heard anything out of his mouth, in hundreds of speeches I listened to over

A6 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011 Opinion . having so ungratefully Its summed up in the famous story of the Bible regarding the lack of appreciation shown to Joseph by Pharaohs chief butler whom the Bible says did not remember Joseph and forgot him. Why the repetition Gratitude is innate. But while it is unnatural not to be touched by human kindness and have it etched on ones heart, people also wish to feel they are innovative and selfmade. They therefore find it difficult to acknowledge a glarin Opinion . A7 Mahmoud Abbas AntiSemite of the Year JOSH HASTEN JE RUSAL E M Continued from Page A6 Boteach mon, or Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel. Others listed on the list include The Greek composer, Mikis Theodorakis winner of the International Music CouncilUNESCO International Music Prize who said that Everything that happens today in the world has to do with the Zionists... American Jews As the year 2011 comes to a close, media outlets inundate their readerslistenersview

A8 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2011 Impressions . that they just surrender and get it over with. But Davids indomitable optimism that they would survive sustained the family through their ordeal. In the summer of 1944 they emerged from the pigsty when the advancing Russian army drove out the Germans. Eventually they made their way to Italy, where David completed a degree in engineering at the University of Rome. Later they emigrated to the United States where David studied pharmacy. His father died

Continued from A9 Questions A9 Tradition. The Birth of Forgiveness JONATHAN SACKS LOND ON, UK There are rare and special moments when the world changes and a new possibility is born when the Wright brothers in 1903 made the first manmade flight, or in 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon, or when, almost 6,000 years ago, someone discovered that marks made in clay with a stick could, when the clay dried, become permanent signs and thus wr

A10 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011 Tradition . leadership was mutiny against the Divinely ordained leadership of Judah. They foresaw the split that the children of Joseph would create in their secession from the house of David, the Kingdom of Israel that would break away from the Kingdom of Judah. To preempt this tragedy they felt that Josephs mutiny deserved death. In psychological terms, the tribes recognized the inherent danger in leadership driven by reason alone lacking the deep humility nec Social . David Broza It Will Be Good BY MIRI BENDOR A11 In New York, The David Broza Concert is a December 24th tradition that spans generations. When the date falls during the celebration of the Hannukah holiday, the event is all the more special. At the 92Y concert hall, some remembered the night another concert was cancelled as news of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin filtered through the Town Hall auditorium. Then the musicians did not play, the stage

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