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.micahhalpern.com.