Michael Totten

On the Hills of the West Bank

I spent yesterday afternoon in the West Bank with Israeli historian Yaacov Lozowick, former archivist at Yad Vashem, and author of Right to Exist: A Moral Defense of Israel’s Wars and Hitler’s Bureaucrats: The Nazi Security Police And The Banality Of Evil. Our guide was Dror Etkes, an Israeli man who knows the West Bank better than probably anyone and who works as a full-time opponent of the Israeli settler movement.

I’m not going to write about this yet, partly because I have too many other things scheduled right now and don’t have the time, but also because I’m going back to the West Bank soon to hear the settler’s side of the story. I should wait until I have a more balanced picture.

In the meantime, though, Yaacov wrote about it at his place, and as he’s fairly politically balanced himself, it’s worth a read.