Inside Israel 7:37 PM 3/8/2014
Middle East 3:00 AM
Defense/Security 6:57 PM 3/8/2014
Life Lessons with Judy Simon
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.
Minister of Defense Ehud Barak acted as a commando and as a politician. Nothing less should have been expected. He also acted with gross negligence and so, once again, we are faced with a need to appoint a commission of inquiry to investigate what were the facts.
Just as at the start of the Second Intifada in September-October 2000, when the Arabs managed to place Barak up against the wall, almost at the stake, so too will he find himself, if our leaders act wisely, inthe same position.