Residents of the northern West Bank settlement of Itamar woke up last week to find a surprising letter in their mailboxes. The anonymous author sought to draw their attention to a theft of land by Avri Ran, founder of the Givot Olam outpost and the patron saint of the “hilltop youth.” After 17 years of lauding Ran as a hero for his agricultural enterprise, Itamar residents discovered that those who didn’t cry...