Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Hopefully the Yesha council member who said that the battle ( I wanted to put this word between inverted commas, but if the outpost's evacuation - which has been halted this morning by the Supreme Court, for the time being - will look anything like that of settlements during the Gaza disengagement we are talking about what can definitely be described as a a battle ) for Amona " is not just a battle for our home; it is a battle for religious Zionism as a whole " is wrong. Religious Zionism is full of beauty, it brought forth some of the most distinguished leaders and activists in the history of Zionism, and all of my friends who identify with that part of the Zionist movement are exemplary citizens of the Jewish state. Religious Zionism deserves much more than to be identified - or almost equated - with the struggle against the evacuation of an illegal outpost on the outskirts of Ramallah. That is even more true if that struggle turns as violent as some of the protests that we witnessed in Hebron and during the implementation of Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan.

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