Annapolis, Here We Come

Yisrael Medad,

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Yisrael Medad
Yisrael Medad is a revenant resident of Shiloh, in the Hills of Efrayim north of Jerusalem. He arrived in Israel with his wife, Batya, in 1970 and lived in the renewing Jewish Quarter, eventually moving to Shiloh in 1981. Currently the Menachem Begin Center's Information Resource Director, he has previously been director of Israel's Media Watch, a Knesset aide to three Members of Knesset and a lecturer in Zionist History. He assists the Yesha Council in it's contacts with the Foreign Media in a volunteer capacity, is active on behalf of Jewish rights on the Temple Mount and is involved in various Jewish and Zionist activist causes. He contributes a Hebrew-language media column to Besheva and publishes op-eds in the Jerusalem Post and other periodicals. He also blogs at MyRightWord in English and, in Hebrew, at The Right Word....

Unless a major intervention occurs, and I am not excluding that possibility, another forum arranged to denude Israel of its necessary security, its national ethos and historic homeland, not to mention a cowardly retreat from fighting terror by America and Israel instead of rewarding it, is set to take place on November 26 at Annapolis, USA.

Just before it, during Nov. 11-13, the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities of America will be held at Nashville.  Two weeks before that, in Philadelphia, during Oct. 28-29, the Summit Conference of AIPAC will take place with Ehud Barak and Eli Weisel as guests.  As David Bedein mentioned to me, these two platforms will well serve Israel's leadership in garnering American Jewish support for their "We are tired" program (you do recall Ehud Olmert's "We are tired" speech of two years ago to the leftist Israel Policy Forum, don't you?).

This lead up is very dangerous for Israel's supporters.  The momentum that Olmert & Co. will churn up at these major appearances could well quash potential protest activity.  But will there be such activity in protest?

Is anybody in touch with the local community?  With Baltimore or Washington and its suburbs, closest to Annapolis?  Will there be rooms to sleep over at?  Food?  Support groups?

If YESHA activists and others do mobilize good numbers, can they be provided with infrastructure, intelleigence, maps, etc. so that a proper protest activity, all legal, be launched?

Of course, I would truly hope that people, here in Israel and in America, are thinking along these lines; and are planning and preparing.