The settlers are armed, organized and committed to the violent conquest of Judea and Sammaria. Can anyone imagine the Hebron settlers voluntarily leaving or becoming law abiding citizens of a Palestinian state? The settlers survive because they invoke the historic solidarity of the Jewish people in the face of threats from a hostile gentile world. But the settler extremists have repeatedly shown that they will not hesitate to murder Jews who oppose them. The majority of Israeli Jews and the entire world has opposed the settlements for 40 years. Meanwhile the settlers have guilt tripped reasonable Jews, infiltrated and subverted the IDF and grown and armed themselves to the point that nothing less than a civil war can remove them. Israel must choose whether it will seek peace through a Jew against settler civil war or continue to support the settlers in a catalclysmic war that will result in genocide of the Palestinain people and the inevitable destruction of Israel.
Amir Guttfreund, award-winning Israeli author, dies at 52 (Haaretz)
from the article: Comment / Settlers can stay, but only as citizens of Palestine