Israel’s unilateral withdrawal from Gaza in 2005 has only preserved Israeli power over Palestinians. Nine years later, Emily Hauser writes, we’re still making the same mistake.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak proposed in a newspaper interview that Israel unilaterally withdraw from outlying West Bank settlements and outposts.
The evacuation of the illegal West Bank outpost of Migron is barely a blip in the growth of Jewish settlements. They’re getting bigger than ever, and settlers vow to keep on expanding.
The Israeli government is footing the bill, worth hundreds of thousands of shekels, for moving caravans in the now-evacuated West Bank outpost of Migron.
Eight years after Israel promised America to start removing outposts and six years since the activist group Peace Now petitioned the courts to compel the government to evacuate the oldest outposts, it looks set to actually happen.
Acting unilaterally, whether it’s Israel or the Palestinians, can be destructive and making a deal would be better. But it might be the only way to make progress, writes Kathleen Peratis.
It has been the big question Israeli politicians and analysts have been asking ever since the 2005 disengagement. If Israel could turn the clock back and rewrite the past, would it have left Gaza? According to a new poll, the public hopes not.