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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.

      Tishrei 21, 5769, 10/20/2008

      Exporting Radical Israeli Pseudo-history as "Culture"


      Bad news.  The elitist subversion of Israel continues unabated.  The weapon this time: theater. Leftist culture will be off to the UK:

      Israeli play to be performed in British National Theater

      Israel's national theater Habima makes an unprecedented achievement: In May 2010, an Israeli Hebrew-language play will be performed at the British National Theater for the first time in history.

      In meetings with Habima Theater’s artistic director, Ilan Ronen, it was agreed to stage two plays in London and in Tel Aviv in 2010, which would deal with the British Mandate era and its implications on the complex political reality between Israel and the Palestinians.

      According to Haaretz's Tzipi Shochat in her report of Oct. 16, the meeting at which the decision was taken was also attended by David Grossman and Zev Sternhel.  Grossman is a firm Peace Now person, author of the "Yellow Time" and Sternhel we all know is an anticolonialist.

      Three left-wingers do not a fair presentation make of the Mandate period and the issue of the "Palestinians", which Haaretz termed "the political conflict between Jews and Palestinians", not Arabs please note!

      And so, while our unruly youngsters fool around with Arab olive pickers and their supporters from intenrational volunteer brigades, the Left will be making ideological inroads abroad, undercutting Israel's ability to defend itself.