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      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.

      Adar 15, 5768, 2/21/2008

      Hasboro is Playing By Arab Rules


      I presume that you are all aware that Monopoly is seeking to replace street locations with cities and that Jerusalem, "Jerusalem, Israel" that is, is doing well in the ballotting.

      No longer.

      It's now "Jerusalem".  No country.

      I think that's not right.  Maybe even false advertising as my friend Mike told me.  After all, the contest went on for over a week or more with voting for "Jerusalem, Israel" and now, it's just "Jerusalem".  Is that Jerusalem, New Zealand?  Georgia?  Wherever.

      Anyway, I've expanded more on this subject here.

      But this seems to be a not-funny game.

      P.S.  Was just informed that the wild card cities still have their countries listed.