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Yisrael Medad

Yisrael Medad

Director, Educational and Informational Resources, Menachem Begin Heritage Center

Yisrael Medad is an American-born Israeli journalist and author. Born in New York City, he joined Betar in 1964 and graduated from Yeshiva University with a BA in Political Science in 1969. In 1970, he and his wife immigrated to Israel and served as Director of the Betar Students' Hostel in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem. Between 1975 and 1977, he served as a Betar representative in the United Kingdom.

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.  

In 2008, he received his MA at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in Civic and Democracy Education.

Medad is a member of the Executive Board of Israel's Media Watch. In addition to his blog “My Right Word”, his articles have been published widely, including the Los Angeles Times, Jerusalem Post, and the International Herald Tribune. He has been interviewed and profiled in the BBC and Haaretz.  

He is co-editor (with Harry Hurwitz) of Peace in the Making: The Menachem Begin-Anwar El-Sadat Personal Correspondence (Gefen, 2011).

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