August 16, 2005

Uprooted in Gaza

The Israeli disengagement from Gaza is the big news from the Holy Land at the moment. Though part of my academic specialty is the Israel/Palestine conflict, I find that I have little to say about the pullout. Yeah, I'm glad the Israelis are withdrawing, but I know it's only because Sharon is going to hang on to parts of the West Bank, which is against U.N. Resolution 242. And it's been hard for me to feel a lot of sympathy for those settlers who are being evicted from land on which they have been squatting illegally. I guess Danny Rubenstein's article in Ha'aretz sums it up for me. Have a read.