Understanding the Zionist Settlements

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By Ben Cohen

A fascinating reader email published on Andrew Sullivan's blog details the complexities of the Israeli settlements. The crux of the email:

When the Israelis reject such calls for a settlement freeze, they're
not really talking about the fanatical little outposts that everyone knows are going to be completely dismantled as soon as everyone gets their act together.

The
fight will be over the minority of settlements that are not adjacent to
Israel- ie are outside the scope of the security fence. This has
nothing to do with a "freeze"- it's about the eventual uprooting of
these pesky little villages and their wildly unhinged/dedicated
inhabitants.