Former Meretz Head Yossi Sarid: Yesha Is Here to Stay

Baruch Gordon,

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Baruch Gordon
Baruch Gordon founded the Arutz Sheva - website in 1995 and served as manager and News Director for its English Media Department for 14 years. Today he serves as Director of Development and Public Relations for the Israel Defense Forces Preparatory Academy in Bet El and Bet El Institutions. He also directs which offers countrywide tours of Israel. Baruch founded in Bet El a Smicha Program for working men, and received his smicha in 2014 from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. Baruch served in the IDF Search and Rescue Unit. Born and raised in Memphis, he was elected International President of United Synagogue Youth in high school and soon after became religious while studying at Tufts University. Baruch resides with his wife Anat, a native Israeli, in Bet El and has 7 Sabra children and even more grandchildren. ...

The office of Knesset Member Yaakov Ketzaleh Katz released a complete breakdown by town of the Jewish population of Judea and Samaria. He gathered the stats from the Interior Ministry's Population Registry. Over 350,000 Jews live in Yesha as of June 30, 2012.

In a recent article entitled Tisha B'av: Maybe Next Time We'll Succeed (Haaretz, July 27, 2012), former Meretz Party Leader Yossi Sarid basically throws in the towel. He writes:

To view the complete breakdown by town of stats and to read quotes from Sarid's article, click here for the continuation.