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Opinion . Tradition . THE POWER A2. THAT IS IN YOUR HANDS BETWEEN HOPE AND HUMANITY A13. AN OPEN LETTER TO THE FOGEL CHILDREN A12. algemeiner THE JOURNAL 1.00 PRINTED IN NEW YORK FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011 19 ADAR II 5771 VOL. XXXVIII NO. 2005 Gunfire, Explosions Rock Tripoli Syria Seven Police Killed, Buildings Torched in Protests BY MAXINE DOVERE From Istanbul, the Syrian Arab News Agency SANA reports that Syrian Presidential Political and Media Advisor Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban said the

A2 FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011 Opinion . The Power That is in Your Hands DOVID EFUNE NE W YO R K This past week I listened to two very prominent Israeli politicians giving intimate off the record briefings to influential Jewish audiences in New York. Hearing first hand insider accounts confirmed what most already feared, that the challenges that Israel faces today are unprecedented. Whilst the politics of one leaned towards the right, and the other to the left, they were unanimous that US leade World News . A3 Katsav Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Rape BY RON FRIEDMAN Tel Aviv District Court on Tuesday sentenced former president Moshe Katsav to seven years in prison and two years probation for rape and sexual harassment, which he was convicted of in December. Judges George Karra, Judith Shevach and Miriam Sokolov also ruled that Katsav pay NIS 100,000 to victim Aleph from the Tourism Ministry. The judges agreed that Katsav will begin his sentencing in 45

A4 FRIDAY,MARCH 25, 2011 World News . Palin at Kotel Tunnel Israel Too Apologetic BY MElANIE lIDMAN Former American vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin expressed support for Jews praying openly on the Temple Mount on a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem on Sunday, officials who accompanied Palin said. Palin and her husband Todd arrived for a twoday visit on Sunday afternoon and toured the Western Wall and its adjacent tunnels. They will visit the Old City again on Monday, tour Gesthsema A5 World News The Globe at a Glance March 15 1 IDF Navy fighters intercepted the cargo vessel Victoria which was loaded with sophisticated weaponry and headed for the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip. The vessel, flying under a Liberian flag, was intercepted some 200 miles west of Israels coast. The force was met with no resistance from the crew onboard. At least four Chinesemade antiship missiles with a range of 35 kilometers about 22 miles were found aboard the vessel. March

A6 FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011 World News . US News . IAF Attacks Hamas Terror Facebook Buys Israeli Tunnel in Northern Gaza Strip Startup for 70 Million BY MElANIE lIDMAN The Israel Air Force bombed a terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday that was being dug under the border so terrorists could infiltrate into Israel. The IDF said that a number of Hamas operatives were also hit in the strike that was carried out jointly by the IDF and the Shin Bet Israel Security Agency. The IDF s US News . A7 Helen Thomas No Regrets BY ChANA YAAR Former journalist Helen Thomas told an interviewer recently that her antiZionism is fully intended. The 90yearold was fired from her longtime job as a White House correspondent for Hearst Corporation for virulently antiIsrael remarks. Recently she told an interviewer she knew exactly what she was doing when she said that Jews dont belong in Palestine, and they should all go home to Poland, Germany and the United States. Fo

A8 FRIDAY,MARCH 25, 2011 FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011 Opinion US News .. bidding on a 2.6billion rail project linking the Florida cities of Orlando and Florida, which is a part of President Obamas multibillion dollar initiative to improve rail service in the United States. The bill, currently in the House of Representatives, would have to be ratified by the Senate and signed by Obama, to become law. In California last year, where the SNCF is also pursuing large rail contracts, lawmakers tried to Opinion , buy all of the things I never had. Eightyone percent of 18 to 25yearolds surveyed in a Pew Research Center pollsaid getting rich is their generations most important or secondmostimportant life goal, while 51 said the same about being famous. Reality TV capitalizes on this lust for fame by subjecting celebritystarved contestants to every conceivable humiliation, while AOLs Popeater reports that teen girls are now trying to get pregnant just to appear on MTVs Teen Mom

A10 FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011 Continuations continued from page A2 How Israel Could Revolutionize the Global Energy Sector . Western policies will not change overnight. Nonetheless, Israel needs to tell the full story of its newly emerging role in the world energy sector if it wants to begin to alter the way it has been handled internationally. undersea pipelines. What is less wellknown, but even more dramatic, is the work being done on this countrys oil shale. The Britishbased World Energy Co Opinion BY JACK WINNICK To some, the populist protests in Egypt, Libya and many other Arab nations and the toppling of dictators is a sign of Muslims expressing their desire for freedom and liberty almost a very Americanlike, valiant, grassroots rebellion to make good finally triumph over evil. Some are in awe of the brave citizens facing armies and overwhelming odds, and eagerly await new leaders. The thinking is, of course, that the new regimes will be better than the curre

A12 FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011 Impressions . An Open Letter to the Fogel Children BY shMUllY hEChT Dear Tamar, Roi and Yishai, We have never met but I write to you with tears in my eyes, and a sad and heavy heart that is shared by our people, Am Yisroel. Like your parents, I too long to settle in the land of our ancestors to which we as a nation have returned. Like your father, Udi, Zecher Tzadik Lvracha, I am 36. My wife Toby is just short of 35 like your mother Ruth, Zecher Tzadeket Lvrocha. Tradition . Continuations continued from page A10 Syria Seven Police Killed, Buildings Torched in Protests . A13 Between Hope and Humanity JONAThAN sACKs lOND O N, U K continued from page A11 New Regimes Might Mean Disaster for the U.S. Israel It should have been the great day of celebration. The tabernacle Israels first collective house of worship was complete. All preparations had been made. For seven days, Moses had performed the inauguration. Now, the eighth day

A14 FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011 Tradition . embrace Judaism until it is totally integrated Absolutely not An equally polarizing approach is to be so cautious of the fire that we never make a move. Balance is the key Knowing how to move forward at your own pace, in a way that doesnt overwhelm and consume you. One mitzvah at a time. Mitzvah goreres mitzvah, our sagely wisely tell us. One mitzvah brings along another. The outcome of the Nadav and Avihu story is not that no one shall ever enter the h Social . As Humanity Mourns BY MIRI BENDER A15 Rabbi Elie Abadie, receipient of the Tower of Hope Humanitarian Award, began the evening with a blessing. Photo Maxine Dovere ICRF Honors Rabbi, Doctors, Philanthropists BY MAXINE DOVERE Like many organizations and persons, the Israel Cancer Research Fund has a dream. It is a simple dream a world free of cancer. Along that pathway, two of its funded researchers have achieved and received the Reaching that goal is a pathway o Maimonides is in the top 2 of hospitals in the nation for heart attack outcomes. Dont be impressed by the statistic, be impressed by the number of lives weve saved. Jacob Shani, MD Chair, Cardiac Institute at Maimonides 100 and growing years 1 91 12 01 1 Passionate about medicine. Compassionate about people. It should come as no surprise that the hospital designated as work sidebyside to make sure that the patient immediately Brooklyns first 911 cardiac center in 1983 i

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