The Bane of Israel's Existence

Few Israelis have friends in the settlements or have ever visited them, yet a lot of what happens to Israel, for the better but particularly for the worse are the product of the settlements.

Is all this really worth it? If it hadn’t been for the West Bank Jewish settlements, the occupation would have ended long ago. If not for the occupation, Israel's situation would have been a lot better. One can, of course, take exception with both assumptions, particularly the second one. The first requires no further proof. But anyone who does accept these propositions has to do some real soul-searching.

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