Again, issues are mixed in Haaretz. There is no reason to link Greater Israel to Religion. (This is sheer political cynism. Prior to 1967, there was no "religious" Greater Israel ideology.) After 1967, there was a political reason to do so. The religious camp had to validate the political decisions, made against the majority of Israelis who did not care about extending frontiers. The political echelon has to paint their dramatic decisions with a smell of pseudo-religion. Those who did not bend to the "security arguments" could be made to bend to the "pseudo-religious" arguments of Greater Israel. The vast majority of religious people (in and outside Israel) has never supported the political Yisrael HaChlemah. In this respect, you have to regard Gush Emunim as a political movement, not a religious one. This is the main point -- completely disregarded by this editorial.
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