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Sunday, January 04, 2004

Mazal tov, Kfar Tapuach, on the new sefer Torah!

A relative, no name available, of the late U.S.-born Rabbi Meir Kahane,
who pushed for the expulsion of Arabs from Israel and the West Bank
and was assassinated in New York in 1990, carries a Torah scroll during
a gathering at the outpost of West Tapuah, near the Palestinian West
Bank town of Nablus Sunday Jan. 4, 2004. Hundreds of the most
extreme among the settlers
gathered at the outpost to bring
the Torah scroll into the synagogue there. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel
Sharon ordered Sunday that West Tapuah and another West Bank
settlement outpost be dismantled as an initial step toward fulfilling
Israel's requirement under a U.S.-backed peace plan. AP Photo/Oded Balilty