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      Archive: 9/11/2011

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        9/11/2011, Elul 12, 5771

      Edelstein to Take Media to Beit Aryeh

      Ahead of the United Nations vote on recognition of the Palestinian Authority as a sovereign state, Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli-Yoel Edelstein is scheduled to take international media to the Samarian Jewish community of Beit Aryeh, about 20 kilometers/13 miles from the Mediterranean coast, east of Tel Aviv.

      From Beit Aryeh, one can see the "thin waist" represented by the 1949 armistice line, illustrating the strategic threat of a hostile country at that location on the coastal plain, including the Gush Dan population center around Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion International Airport.