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      by David Wilder
      Personal Reflections on Hebron, Eretz Yisrael, Friends, Family and anything else that comes to mind.
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      David Wilder was born in New Jersey in the USA in 1954, and graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a BA in History and teacher certification in 1976. He spent 1974-75 in Jerusalem at the Hebrew University and returned to Israel upon graduation.

      For over eighteen years David Wilder has worked with the Jewish Community of Hebron. He is the English spokesman for the community, granting newspaper, television and radio interviews internationally. He initiated the Hebron internet project, including email lists of over 15,000 subscribers who receive regular news and commentaries from Hebron in English and Hebrew. David is responsible and continues to update the Hebron web sites, portraying various facets of Hebron, utilizing text, audio, video and pictures. He conducts tours of Hebron's Jewish Community and occasionally travels abroad, speaking at Hebron functions.

      David Wilder is married to Ora, a 'Sabra,' for 35 years. They lived in Kiryat Arba for 17 years and have resided at Beit Hadassah in Hebron for the past 15 years. They have seven children and many grandchildren.

      Links to sites David recommends:
      www.hebron.com (English)
      www.hebron.org.il (Hebrew)
      www.ohrshlomo.org (Hebrew)
      www.ohrshalom.net (Hebrew)
      (others to be added)

      Tevet 25, 5769, 1/21/2009

      Tuesday Night Live presents 'Peace Now vs Hebron'

      A few weeks ago I attended and participated in Tuesday Night Live - hosted by my friends Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel. They filmed four episodes, one of which included, what I considered to be, an amazing interview with former Israeli ambassador to the US, (and presently a candidate for Knesset with Yisrael Beitenu) Danny Ayalon. (Watch show here) . They also screened a wonderful movie dealing with Zionism and Israel today.

      The third and fourth shows centered around Hebron. The first segment, screened below, included a movie titled, "Peace Now vs Hebron." It is quite a revealing, and very worthwhile watching. Keep in mind that it was filmed 'live' without any preparation by any of the participants and could be referred to as something of a 'rorschach test,' producing spontaneous, unrehearsed answers to the questions presented to the people being filmed.

      The second half of the Hebron show, which will be posted next week, includes an interview with the Pollack family from Beit HaShalom and with yours truly.

      I must convey a huge 'yashar koach' and debt of gratitude to Ari, Jeremy, Rachel Gluck, who produces the show, and all the others involved in this wonderful initiative. Brachot from all of us here in Hebron!