Religious West Bank settlers have long been among the most radical elements of Israeli society. Naomi Zeveloff reports the so-called ‘hilltop youth’ are growing up — and becoming even more extremist.
The caves around this windy settler outpost, whose name is Hebrew for “Of Sound Mind,” have served as places of meditation and prayer - and, according to Israel - staging ground for the worst Jewish militant attack on Palestinians in years.
If you missed the holiday yesterday, take a moment to give it a second look. Yesterday was, after all, the Jewish festival of second chances. If you haven’t heard of it before, take a moment to catch up.
Was Amos Oz wrong to slam Israeli settler extremists as ‘Hebrew neo-Nazis’? Sigal Samuel says the novelist may not have been diplomatic — but he’s not altogether wrong.