He Ru Follow us: Make a7 your Homepage
      Free Daily Israel Report

      Arutz 7 Most Read Stories

      Blessings from Hebron
      by David Wilder
      Personal Reflections on Hebron, Eretz Yisrael, Friends, Family and anything else that comes to mind.
      Email Me
      Subscribe to this blog’s RSS feed

      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)

      Tammuz 9, 5769, 7/1/2009

      Israeli car crashes in Hebron due to rock-throwing

      What a welcome to Hebron!
      Ben Yosef Livnat (Limor Livnat's nephew), a student at the Ohr Shlomo Kollel, was today moving into his new home in Beit Hadassah in Hebron. However, while driving from Kiryat Arba into Hebron via Tzir Tzion - the Zion Road, Arabs pelted his car with rocks, causing him to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a wall. Fortunately he wasn't badly hurt, but, G-d forbid, it could have been much worse. What a welcome to Hebron!

      Tzir Tzion has been closed to Arab traffic for years, due to security threats on the road. The army was planning on opening this street to Arab traffic, but was stopped at the last minute due to oppostion from the head of Israeli intelligence Yuval Diskin. Subsequently, the Knesset Security and Foreign Affairs Committee requested that the road not be opened until they had a chance to examine the issue.

      If this is what happens when the road is closed, what would happen were it to be opened to Arab tra
      What would happen if the Zion Road was opened to Arab traffic?