Yisrael Medad

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Yisrael Medad is an American-born Israeli right-wing journalist and author. He directs Educational Programming and Information resources at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem.[1]

Medad was born to a Jewish family in New York City. As a teenager, he became religious, and attended a religious high school. Medad joined Betar in 1964. He graduated from Yeshiva University with a BA in Political Science in 1969. In 1970, he and his wife immigrated to Israel. Initially, he lived in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, where he served as Director of the Betar Students' Hostel. Between 1975 and 1977, he served as a Betar representative in the United Kingdom.[2]

In 1981, Medad and his family moved to the Israeli settlement of Shilo, in the West Bank. From 1981 to 1992, he served as a parliamentary aide to Knesset member Geula Cohen, and as an Adviser of International Affairs to cabinet minister Yuval Ne'eman.[2]

In 2008, he completed a Master's degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in Civic and Democracy Education.[2]

Medad is a member of the Executive Board of Israel's Media Watch.[3]

Medad has served as Senior Assistant to the Deputy Minister for Science and as a Legislative Aide to Knesset members. He is a well-known blogger and had contributed columns to the Los Angeles Times, Jerusalem Post, International Herald Tribune and other periodicals.[4] He has been interviewed and profiled in the BBC,[5] Haaretz[6]

Medad is co-editor of a collection of the Begin-Sadat correspondence that led up to the 1979 Israel-Egypt peace treaty.[7][8]

Medad and his wife have five children.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yisrael Medad, Ariel Center for Policy Research http://www.acpr.org.il/people/ymedad.html
  2. ^ a b c d Yisrael Medad - Jerusalem Post biography
  3. ^ Yisrael Medad, Ariel Center for Policy Research http://www.acpr.org.il/people/ymedad.html
  4. ^ Yisrael Medad, Ariel Center for Policy Research http://www.acpr.org.il/people/ymedad.html
  5. ^ HARDtalk - Yisrael Medad, 21-05-13, BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2003/05_may/21/hardtalk_yisrael_medad.shtml
  6. ^ "A conversation with Yisrael Medad", David B. Green, March 3, 2011, Haaretz http://www.haaretz.com/culture/books/questions-and-answers-a-conversation-with-yisrael-medad-1.346893
  7. ^ "A conversation with Yisrael Medad", David B. Green, March 3, 2011, Haaretz http://www.haaretz.com/culture/books/questions-and-answers-a-conversation-with-yisrael-medad-1.346893
  8. ^ http://www.gefenpublishing.com/authorcategory.asp?id=581

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