Then and Now

Yisrael Medad,

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Yisrael Medad
I am a resident of Shiloh, with my wife and children, and now grandchildren, since 1981, having come on Aliyah in 1970. I have served in a volunteer capacity as a Yesha Council spokesperson, twice a member of Amana's secretariat, Benjamin Regional Council plenum member and mayor of Shiloh. I was a parliamentary aide for Geula Cohen and two other MKs, an advisor to a Minister, vice-chairman and executive director of Israel's Media Watch and currently, am Information and Content Resource coordinator for the Begin Heritage Center.

We read this today following the events in Cairo:


    Egypt's military leader vowed Sunday that the army will not tolerate further political violence after nationwide clashes killed hundreds, as security forces detained Muslim Brotherhood members in raids aimed at disrupting planned rallies.

I can recall that in early 1988, MK Benny Shalita suggested in the early stage of the 1st Intifada that a warning be clearly made that the next time the Arabs demonstrated violently by throwing rocks and firebombs, the army should not be afraid of killing 50.  That would be an end to the rioting.

Based on the experience now in Egypt, was he right?

And why does Israel permit the carrying aloft of a poster comparing Al-Sissi to Adolf Hitler on the Temple Mount, of all places?

What are they thinking in Egypt about Israel allowing this?