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Opinion . Tradition . THE CRIME OF A2. MISLEADING THE PUBLIC. THE SOCIAL FAITH. A13. TUNISIAN JEWS ANXIOUS FOR RETURN TO ORDER A3. algemeiner THE JOURNAL 1.00 PRINTED IN NEW YORK FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011 16 SHVAT 5771 VOL. XXXVIII NO. 1996 Shakeup Rocks Israeli Politics Transfer of Power Elevates Mossad Insider BY MAXINE DOVERE It is the time of the changing of the guard of the guardians. Chief of the Mossad, Meir Dagan has retired as Tamir Prado began his term as Chief on January

A2 FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011 Opinion . Karl Vick and the Crime of Misleading the Public DOVID EFUNE N E W YO R K There is something wrong with TIME Magazines Jerusalem Bureau Chief Karl Vick. By now many readers will agree that the publication is long bereft of any shred of journalistic integrity when it comes to matters relating to Israel. Taking a page from the Pallywood script, Vick has continuously parroted the diabolical rhetoric of Israels worst enemies and failed to fulfill his basic World News . A3 Israeli Boy Calls for Mine Ban BY ADI GOLD NEW YORK Daniel Yuval, 12, spent his Hanukkah vacation meeting with diplomats across the world. Last February he lost part of his right leg when he accidentally entered a minefield during a family trip to the Golan Heights. He was recently appointed youth ambassador for Roots of Peace, an international nonprofit organization working to remove 200 million mines worldwide. Daniels trip began in Geneva, continued to

A4 FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011 World News . Poll New Barak Faction Would Barely Survive Elections BY GIL RONEN Three percent of the public are certain that they would vote for Independence, the new faction formed by former Labor party chief Ehud Barak, according to a quick poll carried out by the Panels polling institute for the Knesset Channel. This result, which shows a kernel of persistent support for Barak, may mean that his faction stands a chance of surviving new elections, if these are US News . A5 Romney Tests US Presidential Race Prospects in Jerusalem BY CHANA YAAR Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is in the region, the first potential presidential candidate to arrive on the campaign trail for the U.S. national elections of 2012. The GOP hopeful, who has not yet formally declared his candidacy, met last week in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The two are well acquainted, according to a report they worked together

A6 FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011 US News . Canada Synagogues Vandalized, 6 Figure Damages The Jewish community of Montreal was stunned Sunday after vandals attacked synagogues and a Hebrew school in the early hours of the morning. Local Rabbi Reuben Poupko said that Beth Rambam, Tifereth Beth David Jeruaelm, and Beth Zion synagogues in Cte St. Luc and Dorshei Emet synagogue in Hampstead had sustained thosands of dollars of damage when local vandals threw stones at their windows, local Canadian n Opinion . A7 Sarah Palin is Right to use the Term Blood Libel SHMULEY BOTEACH N E W YO R K The term blood libel is fraught with perilous meaning in Jewish history. It connotes the earliest accusations against Jews that they killed Jesus Christ and enthusiastically embraced responsibility for his murder, telling Pontius Pilate, His blood be upon us and our children. Matt 2725. Thus was born the legend of Jewish bloodlust and of Hebrew ritual requirements of Christian blood

A8 FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011 Opinion Tunisian Jews Safe Anxious for Return to Order and Calm continued from page 3 . the Taliban, the percentage of radicalized Pakistanis is relatively modest and that despite what the Western media leads one to believe, Pakistan is very stable and the impression of rampant extremism is more of a media distortion than a reflection of reality. Indeed, the most recent issue of The Economist notes that religious parties garnered fewer than 5 in the last parliamen Continuations Shakeup Rocks Israeli Politics continued from front page . A9 submitted to the Knesset secretariat by Tuesday afternoon in order to be brought to a vote in the Knesset on Wednesday afternoon, when the three departing ministers resignations take effect. On Monday, Barak ended an era when he announced at a surprising Knesset press conference that he and four of his allies were leaving the Labor Party and forming a new faction called Independence. Barak and his

A10 FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011 Opinion . Continuations Opinion Forget About Nazis, Lets Talk About Islamophobia continued from page 2 . . in Teheran. All Mossad operatives are said to have returned home, however during the past week, Iran claims to have arrested and hung one of its nationals, accused of spying for Israel. Dagan has had a notably successful administration. Recent rumor says that during Dagans administrations, even the creatures have been recruited by Mossad. When asked about these supposed clandesti

A12 FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011 Impressions . likened to trees. As clich as the whole man a tree in the fieldthing may sound, it still manages to take me to the aweinspiring place of people of birth, and growth. Did you know that once a seed is planted, it is continuously in a state of growth Should that growth cease, the plant would promptly perish Am I alone here in my fascination, or is this concept truly as enthralling as it seems to me We all plant little seeds on earth, in one way or anot Tradition . A13 The Social Faith JONATHAN SACKS LOND ON, UK The sedra of Yitro, which contains the account of the greatest Divine revelation in history, at Mount Sinai, begins on a note that is human, all too human. Yitro, priest of Midian, has come to see how his soninlaw Moses and the people he leads are faring. It begins by telling us what Yitro heard the details of the exodus and its attendant miracles. It goes on to describe what Yitro saw, and this gave him cause fo

A14 FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011 Tradition . Sinais Sounds and Lights Suprasensory Senses SIMON JACOBSON N E W YO R K Do our senses help or impede our ability to experience reality Many schools of mysticism insist that to enter the sublime we need to shut down, or at least blunt, our senses. When you are overstimulated by the things you see, hear, taste, touch and smell, you become distracted from your inner voice. By closing your eyes as we do when we recite the Shema and quieting down the ot Social . WITH DINA KUPFER FEATURING ISRAELI AMERICAN FASHION DESIGNER YIGAL AZROUEL A15 The Elevator Interview Rick Sanchez defends his recent offensive comments, in conversation with Shmuley Boteach. Photo Maxine Dovere. DK What got you into fashion design Was it a childhood dream YA It wasnt per se but I had a very strong female influence around me growing up and I am sure it contributed. DK Whats a favorite kosher restaurant YA I like Le Marais in the Theatre District

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