I looked today at Bt'selem's brilliant 2011 map of the Jewish settlements in the Occupied Territories - what a shift in gear from their 2006 map. The 'Jewish' land has increased enormously, there are new outposts and new satellite settlements around every Jewish settlement, the supposed 'security' fence line has been changed in several places to take in even more Palestinian land, the D60 is clogged with Jewish settlements from north to south. The nationalist right has already won, but they haven't finished yet, by a long chalk, where's there's land, there's land-hungry Jews queuing up to settle it when the state's finished stealing it. The last thing the Israeli government and most of its people want is any attention drawn to the settlement enterprise just now. Quietly, quietly in the shadows is the way the uber nationalists work, until they've grabbed everything that isn't bolted down and much of what is.
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