For most people, their home is part of what defines them. What you called a "miserable piece of dirt" makes up a large part of the lives of the people who live there. These people are being asked to change who they are, not just where they live. I sympathize with them. I have a dificult time believing that this process will eventualy lead to a peacful co-existence, but at least ONE side is stepping up to try and make peace happen. Surely no one can say that Israel has not done far more than its part. Time will tell.
Shaffir to Herzog: Opposition failed to show leadership in political battles against PM (Haaretz)
from the article: IDF: Demolition of settlement houses may start at end of next week