Understanding the Zionist Settlements

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.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.