A Settler’s View of Israel’s Future

A Settler’s View of Israel’s Future

Originally posted in the New York Times When Israel declared independence in 1948, Jordan, along with five other Arab states, attacked Israel, occupied Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, and drove out Jewish residents. Again, in 1967, Jordan attempted to wipe out...
A Settler’s Farewell to President Obama

A Settler’s Farewell to President Obama

Dear President Obama, I wanted to say goodbye and show you the respect due to a tenacious adversary. Many US Jews, and even a few here in Israel, thought you were a friend. But for us settlers, there was no question that you were a challenger, a formidable foe. It was...
The 10th of Tevet Strikes Again

The 10th of Tevet Strikes Again

This year, we added one more tragic event to the 10th of Tevet: a horrific terrorist attack, committed at the pastoral Haas Promenade, overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem. On this sunny Sunday, four young Israeli soldiers, who let their guard down while on an...
The Trumportunity for Israel

The Trumportunity for Israel

Op·por·tu·ni·ty: a set of circumstances that make it possible to do something. Trump·or·tu·ni·ty: A set of circumstances created by the improbable victory of Donald Trump, which make it possible to achieve progress on many issues in the US and the world, especially...