Doing Something, Reclaiming Our Land

Yisrael Medad,

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Yisrael Medad
Yisrael Medad is a revenant resident of Shiloh, in the Hills of Efrayim north of Jerusalem. He arrived in Israel with his wife, Batya, in 1970 and lived in the renewing Jewish Quarter, eventually moving to Shiloh in 1981. Currently the Menachem Begin Center's Information Resource Director, he has previously been director of Israel's Media Watch, a Knesset aide to three Members of Knesset and a lecturer in Zionist History. He assists the Yesha Council in it's contacts with the Foreign Media in a volunteer capacity, is active on behalf of Jewish rights on the Temple Mount and is involved in various Jewish and Zionist activist causes. He contributes a Hebrew-language media column to Besheva and publishes op-eds in the Jerusalem Post and other periodicals. He also blogs at MyRightWord in English and, in Hebrew, at The Right Word....

This morning, while leaving Shiloh, I spotted a poster announcing a "girls-only" group slated to help reclaim Jewish land.  I thought that odd and even suspected that it was one of these super moralistic styles.  Here's their poster:


Well, one never knows.

At 7:30 PM, on my way home, I receive a phone call from Daniella Weiss and she invites me to speak to the girls who have settled in for the night "somewhere in Samaria".  I am picked up at 9 PM and a short while later, find myself talking to some 25 young ladies who proved themselves electricians by hooking themselves up to a nearby line to give themselves some light.

I spoke for about 90 minutes on Shiloh's history, a bit of Gush Emunim reminisces and also my media monitoring work.  They then went off to eat spaghetti and I was driven home where Daniella filled bottles with water for the ladies.

Here's the gang:-