Debbie Weissman

West Bank: Rabbi Moshe Levinger, a religious Zionist, was a leading figure in the settler movement after the Six Day War, spearheading Jewish settlement in Hebron and playing a large role in Gush Emunim. Above, supporters carry Levinger away from the gates of Eyal prison following his release in 1990. He had been imprisoned for three months for killing an Arab shopkeeper in Hebron.

The 1970s: Judaism and the Territories

Charles Dickens might have characterized the 1970s in Israel as both the best of times and the worst of times. Few people could have experienced the decade’s contradictions and paradoxes more acutely than a young, religiously observant immigrant to the Jewish state, as I was. It was the decade in which Israelis began settling into their new role as rulers of the West Bank, and the Palestinians began fighting in earnest. It was a time of social ferment and political change.