The vast majority of the people living here cannot save themselves from the terrible storm that seems set to destroy the dilapidated ship on which we live.
The map of the country that seventh-graders use omits the Green Line and all Israeli Arab communities except Nazareth and Umm al-Fahm.
Millions of people are living at a distance of less than an hour's journey from us, crammed into anonymous enclaves of poverty and weakness, yet their desires don't need to be taken into account.
The Western Wall, dear female friends, doesn't need to be liberated. We must liberate ourselves from the Western Wall.
Six governments preferred to encourage Israelis to go and live on settlements rather than in the periphery of the country. This had a critical effect on the level of supply in various regions, and therefore on the prices of real estate.
True, the scope of settlement construction was four times larger during the premiership of Ehud Barak; but remember, that's also why negotiations with the Palestinians ended.
What took place in the past few months is, in the best case scenario, not more than a negligible decrease in the number of housing units that were built in settlements.
Since the very beginning of the settlement enterprise, more than four decades ago, Israel has seized West Bank lands via an orchestrated, systematic and violent system. The victims of this process lose their agricultural fields, and thus their ability to lead a normal life.
Efrat is not an isolated incident, nor is it a coincidence that its expansion is occurring on so-called "state land." This kind of official reclassification of large tracts of land has become the major vehicle for allowing settlements to grow.
The 2006 war in Lebanon was also a significant growth period for West Bank settlements.