Uri is going to stop this at some point because it has gone quite astray... Before he does let me answer you.מודיעין עילית
1. I Had no idea that you are religious. Please don't take this the wrong way but I don't give much of a chance for any kind of rational dialogue between us. Our assumptions are too far apart and cannot be bridges. As for the English language, the average reader of this blog understands it at some level or other, as is common in the western world. I use it for the convenience of faster typing.
2. The entire terminology of ''us'' giving ''them'' territory that is ''ours'' and ''us'' expecting ''them'' to reward us with peace in return is twisted. An alternative point of view is that (for reasons that are too complicated to list here) ''they'' are on their land and ''we'' should should not occupy them regardless of other issues. The question of whether we fight them or live side by side happily ever after is completely divorced from the question of occupying another people and everything that follows.
3. I agree with Uri. Klein did not come from a marginalized group but from the elite. Elbaz did. I also agree that they were both heroes.
4. Ygal Amir was most definitely inspired by public figures (be it Rabis, politicians, educators) in the settler community. He said so himself. He does not at all look crazy to me in the sense that he is fully aware of what he is doing and it is all consistent with the views and philosophies he was brought up to believe in. Of course, his religious belief itself does look absurd and crazy to me but that is a different story. As Voltaire said:
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities”
I believe, based on ample evidence, that this is very true.
5. The issues with
are specifically related to the fact that it is built on stolen occupied territory, untouchable by the rule of law. In a deeper sense they are related to the ''לית דין''
atmosphere that settlements tend to inspire. ''לית דין''
It is almost ironic how