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Yaakov "Katzeleh " Katz on the Yom Kippur War, Ariel Sharon, and the situation in Judea and Samaria.
3/23/2011, 9:29 PM

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In the Yom Kippur War of 1973, a young soldier from the Shaked combat unit is seriously wounded on a mission. Lying in the desert sand, he makes a vow that if he survives, he will dedicate his life to building the Land of Israel. That young soldier survived. His name is Yaakov Katz, better known as "Katzeleh, " head of the Ichud Leumi (National Union) faction of the Knesset.

Katzele has been a very well-known public figure in Israel for long time, and it sometimes seems as if he never rests. He was the dean of the Beit El Yeshiva Center, co-founder of Arutz 7 - Israel National Radio, and assistant to then-Housing and Construction Minister Ariel Sharon. He was responsible for the building of thousands of housing units in the Golan Heights, Kiryat Sefer, Beitar Illit, etc. He has been a member of the Knesset since 2009.
Welcome to the Tribe proudly presents an interview with Yaakov "Katzeleh " Katz. Learn about his special connection to the Land of Israel, his army years, how he met his wife during his recovering in the hospital and about his memories of Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook and the Gush Emunim movement. Plus, why he chose Beit El as his home, his relationship with Ariel Sharon, aliyah, and more.

Gabriella Licsko is a lecturer on Jewish history and society focusing on different religious communities. She leads tours of different neighborhoods in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as well as tours across the country. Gabriella holds a bachelor's degree in Culture Studies and a master's degree in Jewish Studies and made aliyah from Hungary in 2007. She hosts the Welcome to the Tribe podcast every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Israel National Radio.
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