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      Baruch Gordon founded the Arutz Sheva-IsraelNationalNews.com website in 1995 and directed its English Media Department for 14 years. Baruch studied and taught at the Bet El Yeshiva Center, later serving as Dean of its Program for Overseas Students and Program for IDF Veterans. 

      Baruch is certified by the Dor v'Dor Institute to counsel married couples and prepare hatanim for marriage.

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      Elul 23, 5772, 9/10/2012

      Former Meretz Head Yossi Sarid: Yesha Is Here to Stay

      The office of Knesset Member Yaakov Ketzaleh Katz released a complete breakdown by town of the Jewish population of Judea and Samaria. He gathered the stats from the Interior Ministry's Population Registry. Over 350,000 Jews live in Yesha as of June 30, 2012.

      In a recent article entitled Tisha B'av: Maybe Next Time We'll Succeed (Haaretz, July 27, 2012), former Meretz Party Leader Yossi Sarid basically throws in the towel. He writes:

      To view the complete breakdown by town of stats and to read quotes from Sarid's article, click here for the continuation.