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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.davidwilder.net
      www.hebron.com (English)
      www.hebron.org.il (Hebrew)
      www.machpela.com
      www.ohrshlomo.org (Hebrew)
      www.ohrshalom.net (Hebrew)
      www.womeningreen.org
      www.zoa.org
      (others to be added)

      Shevat 7, 5769, 2/1/2009

      The Eretz Yisrael Committee


      The Eretz Yisrael Committee  a budding group of holy activists is dedicated to reinfusing the Jewish People with love for the Land of Israel, by supporting the settling of the Land through financial, political, educational and spiritual means.

      For far too long the official Jewish leadership has abandoned our heritage, the holy Land of Israel, to foreign claim. The Land, which the Almighty God of Israel swore unto our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is being abandoned and the time has come to physically and mentally reclaim it! The Eretz Yisrael Committee  is also  hoping to create a genuine opposition to any attempt or statement aimed at weakening Jewish control over our land.

      In the several days since its founding, the committee has already seen significant growth. The home page has already garnered over a thousand hits and fourteen new chapters have opened up around the US and one in Israel as well. The committee is planing a large scale campaign in the coming weeks to help strengthen the ongoing return to Chomesh and the reversal of the expulsion of 2005. While the campaign is still in the planning stages the public is urged to recruit family and friends to help create a mass support base in order that each campaign will be as successful as possible. Two campaigns, however, are already in progress and they are for the Temple Mount and for our imprisoned brother Jonathan Pollard. The the public is urged to get involved in these campaigns, which may be found on the home page of the Eretz Yisrael Committee . 

      Yosef Rabin
      Founder and Coordinator of the Eretz Yisrael Committee
      eyisrael1@gmail.com