On today's "Reality Bytes Radio, with Josh Hasten," on www.israelnationalradio.com, Hasten called on the residents of Beit-El's Ulpana neighborhood to rename the 14 buildings the "Ehud Barak' neighborhood, in hopes of saving the five "Ulpana" buildings slated for demolition by July 1, as a result of a Supreme Court order. Hasten says that since the neighborhood was established during Ehud Barak's term in the Prime Minister's Office over a decade ago, "instead of criticizing Barak, the residents of Ulpana should thank him for building their homes." Hasten says that "it might become much harder to tear down buildings named after our current Defense Minister, with his image in pictures and posters plastered all over the neighborhood." Hasten says that while the situation looks bleak, there is still hope. In an interview he conducted last week with MK Danny Danon http://www.dannydanon.com/eng/, Danon said that Prime Minster Netanyahu can still prevent the order to destroy the "Ulpana," by overruling the Supreme Court.
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"At this point," said Hasten, "in addition to hoping for Prime Minister Netanyahu to do the right thing, and put a stop to this plan, which would force 30 Jewish families out of their homes and essentially into the street, action must be taken [non-violent] to prevent this from being carried out by reminding the public, that it was under Barak himself, that "Ulpana" was built."
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