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My Day With the West Bank Settlers Who Are Destroying Zionism

| Oct. 10, 2019

I found good and caring people. The only problem was that they are living in denial, in a fervent but alternative reality where the occupation is not only sustainable but irreversible.

I recently returned from a visit to a different reality.

I  was part of a group of former senior defense officials conducting a series of meetings in the West Bank with heads of the regional councils and the settler movement, rabbis and politicians.

I found good and caring people, with strong values, who are wrestling with the same complex issues of security, demography, democracy and national unity that every Israeli is. The only problem was that they are living in denial, and in a parallel world to reality....

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For Academic Citation: Freilich, Chuck.“My Day With the West Bank Settlers Who Are Destroying Zionism.” Haaretz, October 10, 2019.