You are totally disconnected with the holiness of Eretz Yisrael and Am Yisrael. "Settlements" are a first stage to all our modern cities. Petach-Tikva was a settlement. "Because Gd told me so" - you mock this. Read the Torah - over 20 times G-d or Moses state about this Holy Presenet for Am Yisrael.
Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners (Haaretz)
from the article: Egypt, Israel, and the sudden return of Land for Peace