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      From the Hills of Efraim
      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.

      Iyar 18, 5769, 5/12/2009

      Now, Where Did the Pope Visit on the Temple Mount?

      If you go here, if you listen carefully to the Hebrew commentary of the video (if you comprehend Hebrew), you'll be able to hear that the Temple Mount has "two parts, the Jewish and the Muslim section". Well, that's where the Pope visited according to Ynet.

      I am not quite sure that definition's bad.  Sometimes, in a situation like this, fifty per cent is more than you'd expect.

      And if you can actually read the accompanying Hebrew text, it reads there that the Pope, on the Temple Mount, visited

      במתחם כיפת הסלע

      which translates as : "in the Dome of the Rock compound."

      That's even better.  No Haram El-Sharif.

      Funny how ignorant journalists can make the correct mistakes.

      P.S.  No video since Israel and the Palestinian Authority broadcasting companies couldn't reach an agreement on rights to distribute.  And they still expect us to make peace?