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Opinion . Tradition . PROUD A2. TO BE AN ISRAEL FIRSTER WOMEN AND GD A9. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW THE IDEOLOGY OF PM NETANYAHU A8 algemeiner THE JOURNAL FRIDAY, March 16, 2012 22 Adar 5772 VOL. XXXIX NO. 2052 1.00 PRINTED IN NEW YORK Exclusive Baptist Church in Bethlehem Declared Illegitimate By Palestinian Authority Surviving the Next Round of Rocket Fire on Southern Israel BY ANAV SILVERMAN A rocket war rages in the south of Israel as life continues so normally in the rest of this tiny

A2 FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012 Opinion . background who invariably support Israels policies over those of the United States. His premise is false. Those who support Israels policies believe that they conform to the Interests of the United States, and in America they are the vast majority. In truth, the term Israel Firster is almost tantamount to accusing a supporter of Americas military as being a Troops Firster. It is Rosenberg and his academic cohorts like Walt and Mearsheimer that have Why I World News . A3 Study Prostate Cancer Risk Lowered with Circumcision BY ALGEMEINER STAFF Circumcision before sex may reduce the risk of prostate cancer in males, according to a new study. Jonathan Wright and a team of researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, found that men who were circumcised before having sexual intercourse for the first time, are 15 less likely to get the disease. Although observational only, these data suggest a

A4 FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012 World News . French Prime Minister Criticizes IDF Falsely Accused of Killing Kosher Slaughter Palestinian Girl in Viral Twitter Photo BY JOINTMEDIA NEWS French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said religions should reflect on outdated culinary traditions, specifically criticizing the ritual slaughter of animals for kosher meat. Subsequently, Fillon made plans to meet with Jewish leaders in an effort to dispel concerns about those comments, which he made on French rad World News U.S News .. Since his arrest two years ago, his health has deteriorated. He suffers from diabetes and has lost a great deal of weight. Moreover, his mother and daughter were diagnosed with cancer and the family is in financial straits, the letter reads. The Pope has been an outspoken advocate for human rights and his voice carries great authority and significance, said Richard Stone, A5 Jewish Leaders Appeal to Pope Ambassador Says Obama is Focused on Improving

A6 FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012 Opinion . violence, but to instigate violence. More than anything else, they want to put Israels defenders in the position of having to open fire, so that images of Zionist brutality can then be broadcast around Global March on Jerusalem The Flotilla on Land BEN COHEN JOINTNEDIA NEWS S E RVI C E For the global network of antiIsrael activiststhose charmers who bring us the annual delight of Israel Apartheid Week, solidarity flotillas to Hamasruled Gaza, and Ivy Lea Opinion . Avigdor Lieberman A7 Israels Octet Meet the Men Who Will Decide on Iran Strike LAKKANA NANAYAKKARA WASHINGTON D C . On March 9th, The Daily Beast published an article entitled Meet the Israeli Octet That Would Decide an Iran Attack. It described the makeup of Israels security cabinet, which would be instrumental in approving a strike on Irans nuclear facilities. Out of Israels 30 cabinet ministers, 15 serve on the nationalsecurity committee and only 8 of them be

A8 FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012 Impressions The Lancet A Biased and Shameful Medical Journal BY RONN TOROSSIAN The Lancet is a weekly peerreviewed medical journal, which is described on parent company Elseviers, website as the worlds leading independent general medical journal, and as stringently edited and peerreviewed to ensure the scientific merit and clinical relevance of its diverse content. Yet, on March 5 and 6, The Lancet hosted a twoday conference entitled Health of Palestinians Inside and A9 Tradition. Legal Notice thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Only because the sages thought about love this way, did they take it for granted that The Song of Songs an extremely sensual series of love poems was about the love between Gd and Israel. Rabbi Akiva called it the holy of holies of religious poetry. It was Christianity, under the influence of classical Greece, that drew a distinction between eros love as int

A10 FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012 Tradition . we can appoint regulators, write and enforce laws, remove inept leaders, yell and scream, but there will always remain a fundamental flaw in our systems Left to their own accord, some people will cheat and lie to get ahead, especially if they feel that they wont get caught. There is but one way to infuse trust into manmade structures By introducing something that is not manmade In Gd We Trust. Trusting a force greater than ourselves and that this forc Social . Art Exhibition Kehinde Wiley at The Jewish Museum of New York BY DEBY MEDREZ PIER A11 Fashion blogger Leandra Medine, left was amazed by the skills of mentalist Asi Wind, far right. Photo Maxine Dovere Purim Party Sold Out Crowd Rocks a Lot BY MAXINE DOVERE The Womens International Zionist Organization, WIZO, states its mission as working to secure the future of Israels tomorrow by meeting the needs of today. If the excitement of the overflow crowd that enjoyed i

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