The settlement of Homesh was evacuated 15 years ago, but local Palestinians say the settlers’ presence is actually worse than it ever was
The first step toward peace should be an Israeli-Palestinian separation
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the pullout from Gaza, recollections of three unforgettable journeys: to Ariel Sharon's ranch, years beforehand; to Atzmona on the day it was evacuated; and to see the heaps of rubble, five months after the fact
Well-intentioned people who have blinded themselves to reality seek to duplicate the brilliant model of 'the disengagement is good for security' from Lebanon and Gaza in Judea and Samaria
What rationale or logic caused Ariel Sharon, the architect and patron of much of the Israeli settlements beyond the 1949 armistice lines, to reverse course and decide on the disengagement plan?
The Knesset should consider a law barring the demolition of homes occupied by families for many years and requiring compensation.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that the removal of settlers from the West Bank would be ‘ethnic cleansing’ is utter nonsense. If he wants to know what ethnic cleansing, he has to revisit 1948, not 2005.
Amona, which was built on private Palestinian property, must be razed by the end of 2016, Israel's top court ruled.
Funds earmarked for erecting and completing communal structures in fast-growing Be'er Ganim and Nitzan.
Peace Now's Yariv Oppenheimer: The murders of PM Yitzhak Rabin and peace activist Emil Grunzweig should have been commemorated first.
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Survey presented joint Haaretz-OFJCC conference shows most Israeli Jews favor dividing Jerusalem.
Despite what many people claim, the idea of dividing the country did not weaken significantly during the last election; it happened earlier.
A vision of a Greater Israel in which Israeli citizenship is granted to those Palestinians who desire it could help shake off some of the obsolete and fossilized clichés, and stir new and creative thinking.
Instead of still grousing about the disengagement from Gaza, the Israeli right wing should thank Prime Minister Ariel Sharon for it.
For all his mistakes, Ariel Sharon was right: Ultimately, there is no other way but to take our fate into our own hands, shape our borders and divide the land.
Israel's evacuation of settlements in 2005 formed the bedrock of mistrust between the religious Zionist community and the state.
In 2005, the state managed to evacuate 9,000 settlers from Gaza. In 2015, it struggled to demolish two empty settlement buildings in Beit El – highlighting how the settlers have seized control of more than just land.
Ten Israelis who were forced to leave their homes recount their often precarious existences since.
The activists demanded that the state form a committee to discuss the return of settlers to northern Samaria in return for their leaving the place peacefully.
The revisionist version of history has expunged from Israeli memories the untenable moral, material and human costs of occupation.
Ten years after the disengagement, after thousands of rockets falling on good part of Israel, it's clear that Ariel Sharon was wrong. But some of that wrong can be fixed.
Ten years on, Haaretz publishes dramatic scenes of Israel's unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip and four northern West Bank settlements.
Ariel Sharon’s unilateral withdrawal from Gaza may have been flawed, but at least it showed a leader who took Israel’s destiny seriously.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about the Israeli center that commemorates the Gush Katif settlements is that it is funded and run by the government.
A unilateral evacuation should not be repeated, said the Zionist Union chairman at an event marking a decade since the disengagement.
The idyl was fertilized by the sweat of the neighbors and their small children, and irrigated with the water we stole from them.
Terrorism can only be halted by destroying the ability to commit terror acts. Therefore disarming Gaza’s terror groups must always be on the table.
Only an election that yields a coalition committed to resolving the conflict and setting a clear frontier between the two states would be justified.
Former helicopter pilot Rafi Peretz describes the dilemmas he faces as chief military chaplain.