Mr. Toren thinks that finding an affordable way to dismantle settlements that would make peace impossible is somehow "anti-zionist crap". Mr. Toren, I was the only national leader in Israel who said in 1967, that all territories (except Jerusalem) be given back to the Arabs in return for peace. I was the one who decided to end the War of Independence where it ended, giving up the dream of Greater Israel because of the large Arab population in the West Bank. Mr. Toren lives in Ariel. I can understand his anxiety about removing ill-placed settlements for a chance at peace. And I don't blame him for settling in Ariel, probably lured there by the cheap cost of housing. But peace is more important than personal convenience, Mr. Toren. Zionism was not about land but about preserving the Jewish people. That is why the Zionist movement was able to compromise over the years and attain the State. The Arabs, who valued the land above all, ended up the losers. See a lesson there, Ilan?
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