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Opinion. Tradition . ANTISEMITIC AND LIBELOUS BILLBOARDS. A2. THE PROPHETIC VOICE. A9. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW OLYMPIAN ALY RAISMAN A8 algemeiner THE JOURNAL 1.00 PRINTED IN NEW YORK FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012 1 AV 5772 VOL. XXXVIII NO. 2069 Mofaz and Kadima Party Exit Historic Israeli Coalition Obamas Exclusion of Israel at Counter Terror Conference Raises Concern BY MICHAEL WIDLANSKI Top security experts in Israel are worried about the Obama Administrations attitude to radical Muslim govern

A2 FRIDAY, JULY 20 2012 Opinion . as some form of minimum threshold guideline. The document includes the following clause manifestations of antiSemitism could also target the state of Israel conceived as a Jewish collectivity. It may be one thing to protect criticism of certain Israeli policies, but the story that the adverts maps tell is that the area labeled as Palestinian in the first map, which includes that vast majority of modern day Israel, has been stolen from the Palestinians. This World News . FRIDAY, JULY 20 2012 A3 Israel Uncovers Plot to Kidnap IDF Personnel BY ALGEMEINER STAFF Members of a terrorist cell located in the village of Hizme, just north of Jerusalem, planned and attempted abductions of Israeli soldiers, in hopes of using them to free Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails, according to information released by Israel which was held under a gag order for months. Shin Bet Israels internal security agency discovered the att

A4 FRIDAY, JULY 20 2012 World News . longer identifying himself as Orthodox. Matisyahus new album SparkSeeker, which comes out tomorrow, has seen considerable hype because of the changes in the singers life. Though no longer orthodox, Matisyahu sees himself as Jewish, and his new album is meant as an artists reflection on his continuing spiritual journey. I think that things grow and people move in Matisyahus New Colors. different directions, said Photo Matisyahu to the Huffington Opinion . FRIDAY, JULY 20 2012 A5 Being a Critic of Israel Does not Make You ProArab, Congressman Pascrell SHMULEY BOTEACH N E W YO R K The first thing I did after winning the Republican nomination for New Jerseys Ninth Congressional District was invite my Democratic opponent, Congressman Bill Pascrell, to Shabbat dinner at our home, so we could meet as people rather than opponents. I conveyed the invitation in writing and spoke to him directly by phone. Unlike Pascrell

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A8 FRIDAY, JULY 20 2012 Impressions . nastics career ALY Im really into fashion and it would be fun to have my own workout line, maybe not by myself but with a partner, or have a jewelry line also. I really enjoy clothes, maybe I would design leotards laughs. That would be really fun for me. EG Have you ever experienced hostility for being Jewish or incorporating Israel into your routine ALY No, not at all. No one really cares about that because the ultimate goal is to be the best that I can FRIDAY, JULY 20 2012 A9 Tradition. Legal Notice force can save them. As Jeremiah says in this weeks haftara, they will discover too late that their false gods offered false comfort They say to wood, You are my father, and to stone, You gave me birth. They have turned their backs to me and not their faces yet when they are in trouble, they say, Come and save us Where then are the gods you made for yourselves Let them come if they can save you when you are in trouble For yo

A10 FRIDAY, JULY 20 2012 Tradition . Laugh and The Roots of Trauma. During these 21 days we think about the misalignment between our material and spiritual needs. Mind you this is not a phenomenon exclusive to Israel, but a global one. We live in a materialistic universe, a prosperous and technological world, with the freedom to do as we wish, which tends to cause complacency to spiritual values, and blunts our ethereal sensitivity to our deepest beliefs. Most people living in a free society Social . FRIDAY, JULY 20 2012 A11 From A Childs View of Gaza Photo CJPME The Fake Child Artists of Gaza BY ELDER OF ZIYON In Toronto there is an art exhibition called A Childs View of Gaza. The description states Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East CJPME is delighted to announce the presentation at Alternative Grounds Caf of a fascinating exhibition of drawings by children from Gaza. The exhibition A Childs View from Gaza features 26 drawings by Gaza ch

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