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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

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Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

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The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

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April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

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April 8, 2014

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April 4, 2014

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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Jewish World Review Jan. 21, 2004 / 27 Teves, 5764

Residents of ‘Greater Israel’ contemplate their futures

By Joel Greenberg


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Meet Jews who will shortly be forbidden to live in a part of the Jewish state


http://www.jewishworldreview.com | (KRT) NEVE DEKALIM — Yitzhak Golan and his wife were having a late-night cup of coffee in the kitchen when she posed the question: "Where would you want to move?"

Golan was silent at first, he recalled Wednesday, reluctant to consider leaving Neve Dekalim, the Jewish settlement where he has lived with his family for 20 years. But after Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced Monday that he plans to evacuate nearly all the settlements in the Gaza Strip, the prospect of departure had suddenly become real.

Golan, 52, said he raised the possibility of moving to a town in Israel's southern Negev desert, or to a frontier community on the border with Lebanon. "If the people of Israel decide that my place is not here, I might have to choose somewhere else to live," he said.

Across the 21 Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip, residents are still absorbing Sharon's plan and considering what to do next. Life goes on as usual, and there is no sense of imminent doom. But there is a new undercurrent of apprehension, and the future is unclear.

"It was a shock and it's hard for us to think about it," said Chaya Schiffman, 36, as she shopped in a food store at Neve Dekalim. "We love this place, we believe that it is part of the land of Israel and that it is important to live here. With G-d's help we'll stay."

Sharon said Wednesday that he was prepared to hold a referendum before carrying out the pullout, which has encountered stiff resistance from far-right parties in the governing coalition and from some legislators in Sharon's own Likud party.


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The Gaza settlements and army positions protecting them have been the target of repeated attacks during more than three years of violent conflict with the Palestinians, and Sharon on Monday called the enclaves a security burden. Leaders of the settlers have launched a campaign to block any evacuation of their communities and they have vowed to drive Sharon from power.

Vered Tarteks, 34, was a newlywed when she moved with her husband 10 years ago to Pe'at Sadeh, a suburban-style community of red-roofed homes and quiet streets in the Katif cluster of settlements stretching along the palm-studded dunes and beaches of the southwestern Gaza Strip. She recalled being attracted by the scenery and serenity of the place, and by the camaraderie among the residents.

"This is my home, I raised my children here and I can't see myself living anywhere else," she said. "We're living in uncertainty, but I try not to think about it and I go on with my daily life. Maybe it's denial, but we can't take on the government, the army and the whole country. It's a shame we don't have support."

Inside the Katif area, life goes on in a bubble, isolated from the Palestinian towns and refugee camps on all sides. Surrounded by fences and army posts, the enclave presents a picture of normalcy. Tidy neighborhoods of white houses and lawns are flanked by rows of hothouses, where settlers grow vegetables and flowers for export and the Israeli market.

There is a deceptive calm in the enclave, but also signs of the simmering violence. Mortar rounds fired by Palestinian militants sometimes land in and around the communities. A memorial at Pe'at Sadeh honors a settler who was shot to death more than a year ago by a Palestinian who worked in his hothouses.

Avi Peretz, a friend of the slain settler, said that after more than three years of conflict, he and his wife were ready to leave.

"We've had enough," he said. "You hear mortars, and that makes you anxious. When I send my girls off to school, I worry that their bus will be hit by a rocket on the way. You can't live with such tension all the time."

Peretz said that two years ago a car bomb exploded near the bus carrying his children to school, but an army jeep took the brunt of the blast and passengers on the bus were only lightly hurt.

"People simply want to leave," Peretz said. "They're fed up with the security situation. The truth should be told: If people get the compensation they deserve, they will go. All the other talk is nonsense."

But at the Shirat Hayam settlement, a cluster of trailers on an unspoiled beach, Meirav and Itamar Levy, a young couple with three children, said that neither they nor anyone else was about to leave. Meirav said that she trusted in G-d that the day of evacuation would never come and that even if it did, people would stay put in their homes and passively resist eviction.

"Nobody is talking about where they will go next," she said. "Everyone believes that in the end it will not happen."

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