|The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
In Brief ...
NEWS OF CULTURE
MIKHAIL GRAEVSKY, MALI KAMPNER-KRICH
- I'm like a bone in the throat of many people in this country, - says colonel-in-reserve Gertsl Gedge in his first interview as the chief of the Population Registration Department (PRD) under the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). - Only a special state investigation board can disclose the scale of administrative catastrophe that I discovered two years ago when I came to the Ministry.
A 46-year-old Gertsl Gedge, a former artillery officer, coordinator for contacts with Palestinian police and a member of the group for peaceful negotiations with Jordan, came to the Ministry of Internal Affairs in January, 2000, when the minister was Natan Shcharansky. The Population Registration Department is considered to be the sentry post of the country. It is here that they decide who can enter the country and who cannot. According to Gedge, the gates to Israel had been wide open and almost not guarded for a long time.