The Set­tlers: And the Strug­gle Over the Mean­ing of Zionism

Gadi Taub
  • Review
By – September 1, 2011
This short, pithy book traces the rise of Zion­ism and the infu­sion of reli­gious set­tlers into the Zion­ist dream. The read­er will under­stand how these once revered ide­al­ists, builders, and con­trib­u­tors — the envy of all of Israel in 1967 — became a blight on their nation after the assas­si­na­tion of Prime Min­is­ter Yitzhak Rabin. The book explains how the Israeli pull­out from Gaza affect­ed these Zion­ists and changed not only their view of Israel but also and per­haps more pow­er­ful­ly, Israel’s view of them.
Mic­ah D. Halpern is a colum­nist and a social and polit­i­cal com­men­ta­tor. He is the author of What You Need To Know About: Ter­ror, and main­tains The Mic­ah Report at www​.mic​ah​halpern​.com.

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