The author forgets that without the settlements the Arabs would lob Qassams at Ben Gurion. Thus the saved money and saved lives he promises are nonexistent as the Arab war to destroy Israel would simply move closer to Tel Aviv and Haifa. Not to mention that the loss of the Temple Mount would give Arab propagandists "proof" that the tie between the People of Israel and the Land of Israel is "a Zionist lie". And of course the Arabs would vandalize every Jewish holy site in whatever land is given up, also to prove that Jewish ties to Israel are a lie. And like I said, the Arab terrorists would simply shift their battle lines closer to Israel. Because for the Arabs, Israel does not administer an occupation, rather Israel IS the occupation!
Hamas' Khaled Meshal met with Saeb Erekat in Qatar (Haaretz)
from the article: The ashes on the prophets' eyes