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WATCH: The settlers' secret to coexistence in the West Bank

Israeli settlers often claim the West Bank is a model of peaceful coexistence between Arabs and Jews. Avi traveled to the settlements to find out how things came to be so good.

By +972 Magazine Staff

Israeli settlers often boast that the West Bank is a model of peaceful coexistence. There is more to the West Bank than the checkpoints, they say. So what is the secret to coexistence?

Avi Does the Holy Land” is back for a second season, and in a new episode premiering exclusively on +972 Magazine, Avi travels to Gush Etzion in the “occupied” West Bank to speak with Israeli settlers about how things came to be so — good?




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    1. Itshak Gordin Halevy

      Is coexistence possible with anti-Semites and negationists? and

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      • Bruce Gould

        @Itshak: “The ‘One Democratic State Campaign’ program for a multicultural democratic state in Palestine/Israel”:


        Over the past year I have been engaged with a number of Israeli Jews and Palestinians over the formulation of a one-state program….Within a constitutional democracy in which all citizens enjoy a common citizenship, one common parliament and thoroughly equal civil rights, constitutional protection would also be granted to national, ethnic or religious collectivities desiring to retain their various identities and cultural lives if they so choose…

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      • Seb

        To answer Itshak, probably not. Intolerance is tough to deal with no matter what race exhibits it. The consolation is that there are a hell of a lot of Palestinians who don’t fall into that conscience-salving category.

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      • Ben

        Halevy you remind me of the guy who beats his wife for fifty years and then at age 70 says “what the hell is wrong with that woman, why does she hate me?”

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    2. Judy

      What a disgusting bitchy video. I have a warm friendship with our arab neighbors. I am studying Arabic so we can communicate better. Why don’t you spend some time in my yishuv and get to know us. Leave your agenda home and actually SEE us and our interactions with our Arab friends. If that is even possible…

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      • Mark

        How does that warm friendship manifest itself, Judy? What do you do together?

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        • Baladi Akka 1948

          She’s squatting on THEIR land, isn’t that a sign of genuine friendship ?

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    3. Tekleweyni

      Wtf you writting? This is not agaizans’ aim, you dont have ability to explain agaazian caz you kebila anable to understand our movement our goals. Stop lying. Stop writting what you never know.

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