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News & Call-In with Tamar Yonah
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.
Here's the latest sticker going around:
It reads in Hebrew: "Shalem, Chaver".
Which, of course, is a slight take-off on the famous Shalom, Chaver of Bill Clinton, in parting from Yitzhak Rabin.
But, whereas Clinton said "Shalom", Olmert is saying "Shalem", which translates as "Pay!".
It's tough being a Prime Minister (and demanding prime rates).