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THE JEWISH VOICE AND OPINION Promoting Classical Judaism

April 2013

Vol. 26 • No. 7

Iyar 5773

The Syrian Civil War Is a Microcosm of the Religious Shifts in the Middle East that Israel Will Have to Contend With; The Best Scenario May Be for No One to Win According to Israeli Defense

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Forces Military Intelligence, countries in the Middle East no longer align themselves according to national interests. The current Middle East has been redefined into Shiite and Sunni Muslim camps. “This explains, for example, why [Sunni] Hamas has distanced itself from [Shiite] Iran in recent months and is moving closer to [Sunni] Egypt

and Turkey. It also explains why Iran is arming the Shiite minority in Yemen,” said Maj-Gen Aviv Kochavi, head of the Israeli Defense Forces Military Intelligence (MI) Directorate. According to Mr. Kochavi, the shift from a nationalist to a religious paradigm has rearranged alliances between countries in the region, with the result that Israel is now in-

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Anti-Assad Syrian National Council leader Moaz al-Khatib

Margaret Thatcher: Anti-Terror, Pro-Israel, Rescuer of Jewish Children from the Nazis and Jews from the FSU When former British Prime

Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher died earlier this month, tributes and diatribes poured in from throughout the world. While leftists excoriated her, often singing derisively from the Wizard of Oz that the “witch is dead,” many in the Jewish community remembered the so-called “Iron Lady” as a savior, beginning with a Jewish child during the Holocaust and continuing with Soviet Jewry in the 1980s. Born Margaret Roberts in

Pamela Geller in Edison............................4 School Choice in NJ.............................. 5 Kol Ami: Obama’s Goal in Israel?....... 6 The Current Crisis............................... 7 Alan Dershowitz at Gateways ....... 9 MASK Unmasks Problems.............10

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

1925, the future prime minister was 12 years old when, in 1938, her older sister Muriel’s pen-pal, Edith Muhlbauer, wrote from Austria, asking if the Roberts family could help her escape from Vienna. The Nazis had started rounding up Jews, and Edith understood it would not be long before they would come for her. Muriel and Edith were both 17. The British girls’ father, Alfred Roberts, was a grocer in the small English town of Grantham, and the family lived

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Inside the Voice Camp HASC’s BBQ...................................12 Jewish Bradley Beach, NJ.....................21 “Thank You for Me”..................................23 The Log..........................................................24 New Classes........................................34 Mazel Tov.............................................34

Chesed Ops..........................................35 Ess Gezint: For Lag B’Omer.............38 Index of Advertisers ........................41 Honor the Professional...................43 Letters to the Editor ........................44 Walk To Shul.......................................47

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