That Seventies Show: The Settlements Didn't Begin With Begin

As the old quarrels between the Israeli right and left fade into the past, it increasingly seems that their differences were not truly significant.

On October 22, 1979, the Supreme Court ruled that the Elon Moreh settlement had been built on land belonging to private individuals - Palestinians - and the court ordered the state to restore the land to its owners. Last week, the State Archives made public several documents that offer an inside look on the cabinet's response to the court ruling.