web analytics
July 2, 2015 / 15 Tammuz, 5775
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post


The Ultimate ‘Settlements are not the Problem’ Article

If you are really being so hurt by the existence and growth of settlements then make peace fast and get rid of them.
The Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, east of Jerusalem.

The Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, east of Jerusalem.
Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

That was almost thirty years ago and the same points still apply! So let me summarize:

Most of what is said about settlements in the West isn’t true.

If you are really being so hurt by the existence and growth of settlements then make peace fast and get rid of them.

If you don’t want to make peace fast and get rid of them then settlements aren’t your problem; Israel’s existence is. And that means you have an unsolvable problem and someone will reprint the above column about thirty years from now.

Originally published at Rubin Reports.

About the Author: Professor Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. See the GLORIA/MERIA site at www.gloria-center.org.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “The Ultimate ‘Settlements are not the Problem’ Article”

  1. Charlie Hall says:

    I've disagreed with this author a lot. But on this he is essentially correct. Settlements are indeed a problem but not a big one. There hasn't been a single new settlement approved in 20 years (since Rabin's election), and no new settlement built in 15. Arafat could have eliminated almost every settlement at Taba — and had an internationally recognized Palestinian State as well — but he chose to go to war instead.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Gerstenfeld-070315
Will Defeating Islamic State Take More Than A Generation?
Latest Indepth Stories
Gerstenfeld-070315

What if years from now, IS were to control substantial territory? What world havoc would that wreak?

Rabbi Yeheskel Lebovic

Rambam writes the verse’s double term refers to 2 messiahs: first King David; 2nd the final Mashiach

The Marianne boat, carrying humanitarian aid such, as a single and useless solar panel.

The Gaza flotilla has been rightfully and legally blocked by Israel’s Navy, with greetings from Bibi

The president described the attack as “an act that drew on a long history of bombs and arson and shots fired at churches, not random, but as a means of control, a way to terrorize and oppress…”

“The only [candidate] that’s going to give real support to Israel is me,” said the 69-year-old Trump.

And whereas at the outset the plan was that Iran would have to surrender most of its centrifuges, it will now be able to retain several thousand.

Now oil independent, US no longer needs its former strategic alliances with Gulf States-or Israel

In addition to the palace’s tremendous size it was home to the “hanging gardens,” which were counted among the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Rather than asserting Jewish rights on Temple Mount or protecting Jewish lives Israel chooses soccer

Nothing in the NEW Paris Proposal differs much from what was offered by Olmert and rejected by Abbas

No longer will delegitimization efforts go unchallenged. That’s a silence we will continue to break.

Increasingly, Sweden is becoming a country where anti-Semitism & supporting terrorism is acceptable.

Rabbi Pfeffer points out that at his site, there are no one-line answers. “We want to show the people we’re interested in their questions,” he says.

The problem with US treatment of Israel did not start with Obama but with birth of Jewish State

More Articles from Barry Rubin
Youssef Ziedan

The interviewer responds, “There was also Balfour.”

peace_clowns

If the Obama/Kerry peace deal does go through, what would the risks be?

Let me make it plain. There will be mass murder, even genocide in Syria.

A large number of pro-Obama and radical or even anti-Israel cadre are Jews.

Does anyone think the Palestinian Authority will resist daily attacks from Hamas and Fatah radicals?

Secret Service security arrangements were overruled.

The Obama Administration plan is very simple, assuming that everything goes smoothly–which of course it will not.

The less you know about Islam, the better. Ignorance is strength.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/rubin-reports/the-ultimate-settlements-are-not-the-problem-article/2013/01/06/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: