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Batya Medad made aliya from New York to Israel in 1970 and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Recently she began organizing women's visits to Tel Shiloh for Psalms and prayers. (For more information, please email her.) Batya is a newspaper and magazine columnist, a veteran jblogger and recently stopped EFL teaching. She's also a wife, mother, grandmother, photographer and HolyLand hitchhiker, always seeing things from her own very unique perspective. For more of Batya's writings and photos, check out:
Tishrei 4, 5773, 9/20/2012
As regular readers of mine know very well, my opinions are my own and not always very conventional. You can read more on me-ander and Shiloh Musinings. And I'll also take this as an opportunity to wish all of you a good, healthy and successful New Year.
I look at politics differently from most, especially Israeli politics. There's more than simple Right vs Left separating Israeli political parties. Generally Israelis choose their parties to vote for according to a few simple criterion, the youth movements they were members of as kids. That's why the National Religious Party had a campaign slogan a few elections ago saying:
They wanted former Bnai Akiva members to vote nostalgia aka NRP or Jewish Home.
AS: I think I’d like to be either Education Minister or Foreign Minister since both education and hasbara are close to my heart.
That's the criteria most people ignore. Does the political party aim to be in the cabinet at any ideological cost or do they want to be the magnet pulling the Prime Minister to what they think Israel should be?