I realize that quantifiable facts get in the way of your ideology, but one of these days you'll just have to accept them: We are more employed, better educated, healthier, pay more taxes, and serve more in the most elite units of the IDF. That alone makes us a huge benefit to Israel, and it also means that those less-fortunate can have more resources that we help provide. As to the Arabs, it must be a "coincidence" that their standard of living has skyrocketed since 1967. But since you seem to be SO concerned about settling the Galilee and the Negev and helping the less-fortunate (sarcasm to the max), why don't you leave comfy Tel Aviv and move to Netivot or Sderot or Beit Shean? Stop pontificating and start doing something- for once. Like we do.
Northern California wildfire doubles in size, displaces thousands (Reuters)
from the article: Settlers are addicted to government money