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....
Have you read this news item?
The one about the Arabs beating us to Jerusalem? Being here before us because they claim (don't laugh! okay, laugh) to be either Canaanites or Jebusites or whatever?
I dealt with this in another blog of mine.
But the quick point I want to make here, at "From the Hills of Efraim", is did you notice that now the Biblical account is, well, kosher? They stamp their feet and yell and scream that we have no Divine right to Eretz-Yisrael, that our history of Tabernacle and Temples, kings, priests, prophets and scribes is worthless and they even hook up with antisemties and suggest we are Khazars. Don't quote Scripture to us, they insist. It has no relevance.
But when they need the Bible, well, move out of the way, for here come the Canaanites and Jebusites.