Adir Zik

Adir Zik ( _he. אדיר זיק, March 3, 1939 - February 6, 2005) was an Israeli television producer and journalist.

Adir Zik was born in Tel Aviv to a secular Jewish family. As a teenager, he was a member of the left-wing youth movement, HaShomer Hatzair, but was drawn to religion and became an observant Jew. [ [http://www.jtf.org/israel/israel.adir.zik.htm Jewish Task Force (JTF.ORG): Jewish Hero Adir Zik ] ]

In 1964, after serving in the Israel Defense Force, he studied television and radio broadcasting at the University of California. There he served as an emissary for the religious youth movement Bnei Akiva. [ [http://www.jtf.org/israel/israel.adir.zik.htm Jewish Task Force (JTF.ORG): Jewish Hero Adir Zik ] ]

Upon returning to Israel, he helped to found Israel Television (now Channel One). For 15 years, he was the host of a popular Friday morning radio program on Arutz 7 called "Zikukim shel Adir," (lit. Adir's Fireworks, a pun on his name) commenting on news, politics and Jewish issues. [ [http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/76503 Commentator Adir Zik Passes Away - Inside Israel - Israel News - Arutz Sheva ] ] He established a non-profit organization called 'Virashtem Otah' which extended aid to needy settlers in Judea and Samaria. [ [http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/76503 Commentator Adir Zik Passes Away - Inside Israel - Israel News - Arutz Sheva ] ]

Zik claimed that the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin was a conspiracy and broke the story that Avishai Raviv was a member of the Israeli Shin Bet. He based his theory on a list of 58 unanswered questions about the assassination. [http://www.hazofe.co.il/web/katavaAdir.asp?Modul=24&id=5504 Champagne, unkosher wine HaTzofe he icon]

Zik died in 2005 at the age of 66 after a six-year battle with cancer. [ [http://www.jtf.org/israel/israel.adir.zik.htm Jewish Task Force (JTF.ORG): Jewish Hero Adir Zik ] ]

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