Sharon's Lasting Legacy: Proving That Rabbis and Settlers Can Be Defied

In the disengagement from Gaza, Sharon - no great democrat - proved that democracy and Zionism are stronger than any rabbinical edict.

Morag, February 2002 – At the very tip of the Israeli-controlled zone in the Gaza Strip, between Rafah and Khan Younis, 30 Jewish families farm and live surrounded by circles of concrete and a ring of "preventive fire," an infantry company, a platoon of tanks, a team of combat engineers, trackers and sniffer dogs. Overwhelming military might and a settlement creating irrevocable facts on the...