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      From the Hills of Efraim
      by Yisrael Medad
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      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.

      Cheshvan 12, 5768, 10/24/2007

      "Apartheid" They Claim


      As this site reports, a soldier was shot and severely wounded today near Ariel.

      He was "tremping", that Israeli slang term for hitchhiking.

      For the past few years, the far-out Left, the Jewish peace camp extremists, Haaretz and others have been trying to get the term "apartheid" into general lexicon usage.

      But I ask you, besides all the other silly and ridiculous apsects of this false comparison, if the system Israel practices in YESHA is one of apartheid, how come Arab vehicles can drive along roads that enable them to shoot at Israelis?

      Either there's "apartheid" or there isn't, right?