To better understand the settler movement today, look to new thinkers like Rav Shagar, not the foundational minds of Ravs Kook, Amital, and Lichtenstein
‘While peace with Palestinians may be the preferable instrument for ridding Israel of its undesirable control over millions of Palestinians, it is not the ultimate goal of the Zionist enterprise. It is an instrument.’
Confusion, shame, hope, eviction, love, ping-pong, and good posters in the Hebron hills
A new history, City on a Hilltop, looks at the huge range of political affiliations that have animated people to occupy land in and around Israel
Because there is no aggressive surge—in fact settlements have not grown in years
The Six-Day War: classified documents unsealed 50 years after the conflict reveal: Jerusalem conquered almost by accident; Israel’s National Religious Party, forerunner to the settler movement, lobbied for military de-escalation at every turn; and nobody in Israel’s security cabinet seems to have seen the country’s most momentous war coming.