|Title||Religious and Ideological Dimensions of the Israeli Settlements Issue: Reframing the Narrative?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Susskind, L, Levine, H, Aran, G, Kaniel, S, Sheleg, Y, Halbertal, M|
Whether or not it will be possible to relocate settlers from the “territories” depends not just on the willingness of the relevant Israeli officials to authorize evacuation of some or all of the West Bank and Gaza given the violence it may cause, but especially on the thinking and the changing attitudes of the settlers themselves. Only by understanding the views of the current settlers — their motivations, their beliefs, and the differences among them — will it be possible to formulate a sensible relocation strategy. That was the focus of the conference's first panel.