Prof. Shaul Mishal.
(photo credit: ARIEL BASHOR/SHAUL MISHAL PHOTOGRAPHY)
A radio interview two years ago on the subject of roadblocks in the territories, Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Uri Ariel (Bayit Yehudi), lit a spark of hope within Prof. Shaul Mishal, director of the Middle East Division at The Interdisciplinary Center research college in Herzliya and senior adviser to the Department of Political Planning at the Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry and as a director and a consultant to international and regional private and public institutions.“Shame on the State of Israel and the entire security establishment,” Ariel said. “These people have to stand on line for hours in terrible conditions. In the summer it’s boiling hot and in the winter there’s freezing rain. Why isn’t this problem being fixed?”