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      From the Hills of Efraim
      by Yisrael Medad
      This blog will be informative, highlight foibles, will be assertively contentious and funny and wryly satirical.
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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.

      Sivan 16, 5769, 6/8/2009

      Oral History


      There's a funny game going on in Washington.  It reminds me of the Mad Hatter Chase in May 1967 when, after Abba Eban reminded the Americans that as a result of the 1950 Tripartite Agreement they signed, Israel demanded assistance in opening up the blocked sea passages.  The State Department couldn't find a signed copy of the paper.

      Now, Secretary of State Hillary (Kiss-Me-Souha) Clinton had this to say on ABC TV:

      Well, that was an understanding that was entered into, so far as we are told, orally.

      I'm sure you all realize there's quite an irony in there but be that as it may, there are quotations from Colin Powell and Daniel Kurtzer and a few other State Dept. officials attesting to actual negotiations and discussions the UAS and Israel were engaged in on the issue of the so-called 'settlement blocs' of Jewish communities, expansion, natural growth and freeze.

      So what does Hillary think she's doing?  Has she no memory?  Or is it that she has no honor?