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      From the Hills of Efraim
      by Yisrael Medad
      This blog will be informative, highlight foibles, will be assertively contentious and funny and wryly satirical.
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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.

      Sivan 29, 5768, 7/2/2008

      Vacation Update

      I have been computer access restricted where I am (I am now at a public library), so I apologize to my readers for the lack of communication. I am also fairly limited in regular news updates and only a short while ago heard the bad news of yet another "downtown terror" strike. This in addition to the continued Qassam firings (but our dear government announces that the ceasefire is still "holding"), the hostage deal - which isn't a deal - and the politics of it all.

      I will be back, to quote MacArthur, so all my fans and detractors will just have to be patient. If you can do something to speedily end this government's political life, I'd appreciate it.

      Another week, and I'll be back.