West Bank settler journalist David Bedein was in Washington last week for a major gathering of pro-Israel evangelical Christians.
During the event, sponsored by Christians United for Israel, he bumped into 1950s crooner Pat Boone. Bedein proudly recalled how his seventh grade class at Akiba Hebrew Academy, a Philadelphia-area Jewish day school, had translated Boone’s theme song to the movie “Exodus” — “This land is mine, God gave this land to me.… If I must fight, I’ll fight to make this land our own. Until I die, this land is mine” — into Hebrew. “He immediately burst out in tears,” Bedein wrote in an e-mail. “I then asked him to sing the song, which he did.”