The Settlements: Both Sides Now
An introduction to the complicated issue of settlements, offering a variety of articulate passionate voices from settlers and their friends and enemies.
Avraham (Avie) Walfish
Our Troubled Homeland: Moving to Tekoah presented an opportunity to counter the growing rift between the religious and (so-called) secular communities in Israel by creating a model of coexistence in the form of a small, closely knit community…The bond of our shared commitment to Jewish peoplehood and settlement of the land served as the common social base that supported our differences in lifestyle and religious outlook.
Eyes Wide Open
The Settlements from a (Different) Jewish Perspective : The settlements are not a response to terror nor are they a security against it. They were built before the terror attacks began and existed almost as long as the occupation itself. They remain in place to establish us as the sole rulers of the land and to prevent any future accord.
The Jewish Communities in Gaza
A Jewish Edict of Expulsion : Our idyllic lives in Gush Katif (in the Gaza Strip) changed with the Second Intifada.
The Muddy Waters of Yamit: When Yamit’s fate was sealed by the Begin government, reactions were mixed.
Life Under Occupation: Living under occupation, suffering from the disaster caused by settlements and experiencing the tragedy created by the barrier, is living in a reality that damages the soul and tortures it more than physical pain.
by Mitchell B. Hart S. Ilan Troen, Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs, and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003), $35, 320 pp. IN A 1945 LETTER to President Truman, Chaim Weizmann wrote that “Palestine, for its size, is probably the most investigated country in the world.” Ilan Troen’s masterful
By Nancy Neveloff Dubler LEGAL PRINCIPLES and normative bioethical analysis should be clear; but in reality, decision-making in the context of families tends to be muddy. This axiom is a fact in any medical center. Consider the following case of a 75year-old patient who was admitted to a hospital with a narrowing of the cardiac
1. What role do Israel’s settlements play vis-?-vis the future of the State?
2. Can Israel hold onto the West Bank and Gaza and remain a demographically Jewish state? How?
3. How are the settlers similar to and different from Israel’s early pioneers?