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Meet two families living in Jewish towns the government wants to raze to the ground.
11/24/2011, 8:03 PM

A7 Radio's "Life Lessons with Judy Simon" with Judy Simon
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You've probably heard the news that various Jewish neighborhoods or towns in Judea and Samaria are going to be destroyed. The word on the street is that they have been built on private Arab land. But is this true? Tune in to hear the facts and to talk to two residents of two different neighborhoods on the chopping block.

Rabbi Menachem Listman lives in Givat Assaf. The director of the English department at Machon Maeir Yeshiva, he moved his family and nine children to a young hilltop community to realize his Zionistic beliefs. Now he spends his free time defending his home in governmental arenas.

Alex Traiman is a documentary filmmaker, producer of the viral film "Iranium." Tune in to hear his succinct description of the legal battle surrounding his neighborhood, and why the destruction of their beautiful apartment buildings is the least legal of all the possible solutions.

Listen and judge for yourself.

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Judy Simon is the host of the show Life Lessons and the mother of six children. After almost 20 years of teaching English and special education, Judy now serves as the Beit El Tourism Coordinator, and organizes tours of the site of Jacob's Dream in Beit El. Check out Beit El's website: and "like" the Beit El Heritage Center Facebook page: To "like" the Hebrew page: Life Lessons explores fascinating people from all walks of life and follows their stories of lessons learned along the way. The Life Lessons podcast airs every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.
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