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Opinion . Tradition . AN OPEN LETTER TO TONY KUSHNER A2. WITH GREAT A9. POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES SILVER A11. algemeiner THE JOURNAL 1.00 PRINTED IN NEW YORK FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011 9 IYAR 5771 VOL. XXXVIII NO. 2010 CUNY Award For Kushner Forced Through Politicians Speak Out Against Aid to PAHamas Partnership BY MAXINE DOVERE Not on my Watch Congresswoman Nita Lowey expressed stong support for Israel at the 2011 JCRC Legislative Breakfast. Photo

A2 FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011 Opinion . An Open Letter to Tony Kushner DOVID EFUNE NE W YO R K I have yet to study your literary work, although I have long had a keen interest, so when news broke last week of the CUNY episode it immediately caught my attention, as it did many other young Jews around the country and the world. Eager to participate in the dialogue over this matter, the Algemeiner Journal, under my direction, published the first written response by Jeffrey Wiesenfeld to your letter World News . A3 Assads Forces Kill Women Protesters and Child BY TzVI BEN GEDALYAHU Syrian President Bashar Assads security forces have shot and killed at least four women protesters and a 12yearold child in a continuing show of brute force against a persistent opposition movement that refuses to fade away. A YouTube video distributed by the Associated Press shows hundreds of protesters jubilantly toppling, beating and burning a statue of Assad. Tanks roared through the st

A4 FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011 World News . BY HAARETz Syrian Opposition Leader Israelis Can Remain in Golan BY HILLEL FENDEL Farid Ghadry, leader of the opposition Reform Party of Syria RPS that has never had a chance to actually strike roots in Syria, says that Israelis should remain in the Golan even though it must return to Syria. Ghadry, 57, has not lived in Syria since he was 10 his family moved to Lebanon in 1964, and then to the U.S. in 1975. He and other SyrianAmericans started the RPS in A5 World News The Globe at a Glance May 3 1 An imam from the AlAqsa Mosque in Jerusalem vowed to take revenge over the western dogs for killing AlQaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. The western dogs are rejoicing after killing one of our Islamic lions, he said. The imam then verbally attacked US President Barack Obama saying You personally instructed to kill Muslims. You should know that soon youll hang together with Bush Junior. 2 The Canadian Conservative Party won

A6 FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011 U.S. News . BY JpOsT sTAFF spent Independence Day in their protest tent across from the Prime Ministers Residence in Jerusalem where they have been for the last ten months. On Sunday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said during a Remembrance Day speech at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem that Israel is working behind the scenes for the return of Schalit. Not a day goes by without our acting on behalf of our captives, our kidnapped, our prisoners and those missing, actin Opinion . A7 The Morality of Killing Bin Laden sHMULEY BOTEACH NE W YO R K In imagining how we Americans would react to the news that Osama bin Laden had finally been killed, I expected mass expressions of relief. But what I never anticipated was the celebrations. To be sure, Osama bin Laden was evil personified. We had a moral obligation to abhor him, as the Bible makes clear in Amos, Hate the evil and love the good. But while feelings of revulsion were justified, feelin

A8 FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011 Impressions . like Egypt. On the whole, who do you think would be better able to weather the change A Ron Paul Presidency would change U.S. Middle East policy from one of constant, but incoherent, intervention to neutral neglect. Israel stands to gain at least as much from that as it has to lose. But if all that doesnt wash, lets try a different tack. Lets say that Ron Paul really does hate Israel. What would be the likely consequence of an Israelhater in the White Ho Tradition . A9 Continuations continued from page A2 Israels Increasing Vulnerability With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility JONATHAN sACKs LOND O N, U K And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof it shall be a jubilee unto you and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family Lev. 25 10. The italicized words, taken from this weeks sedra, are inscr

A10 FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011 Tradition . tal of a special child and do mistakenly expect mood control, which hurts the child and the community as you correctly state. Basically, many people project their own distortions on mentally or otherwise challenged children. The Torah approach is that we always have control and choice to treat the child with the dignity she deserves and allow the child to shine with true Divine beauty. A child who is challenged in a particular area is blessed with other p Social . Cantor Attends Boteach Launch of National Institute of Jewish Values BY ALGEMEINER sTAFF A11 Israel Film Festival Executive Director Meir Fenigstein, here with Actress Naomi Watts and Festival Honoree Liev Schrieber. Photo Maxine Dovere. Eric Cantor, pictured here with Rabbis Shmuley Boteach and Yehuda Krinsky. Tovah Feldshuh took a moment away from here duties as Mistress of Ceremonies at the Israel Film Festival Awards Ceremony. Photo Maxine Dovere. Master of NotForProfit Organizations Tribul Merchant Services Be part of the Attention Charity Ventures Program For over 10 years Tribul Merchant Services have been working with NotForProfit Organizations across the country, now we invite you to join our Charity Ventures Program. All you need to do in order to enter the program is to refer us to any business that currently accepts credit cards tell them to expect a phone call from Tribul Merchant Services. We keep it simple Leave it

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