A group of 50 Russian immigrants arrived at the Temple Mount on Decemnber 5 last week, all properly prepared but police interference at first attempted to deny them entry and broke up the group resulting in the the group's leader, Rabbi Eli Thalberg, being prevented from accompanying all the participants whom he had personally prepared, spiritualy and ritually. But they persevered:
American born, my wife and I moved to Israel in 1970. We have lived at Shiloh together with our family since 1981. I was in the Betar youth movement in the US and UK. I have worked as a political aide to Members of Knesset and a Minister during 1981-1994, lectured at the Academy for National Studies 1977-1994, was director of Israel's Media Watch 1995-2000 and currently, I work at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. I was a guest media columnist on media affairs for The Jerusalem Post, op-ed contributor to various journals and for six years had a weekly media show on Arutz 7 radio. I serve as an unofficial spokesperson for the Jewish Communities in Judea & Samaria.