Letter to the Editor
The reality of Jewish settlements in the West Bank
The situation in the West Bank is complex. However, no portrayal of the settlements should equivocate about what happens when two peoples live side by side, one enjoying the benefits of political participation and a responsive legal system and the other living under military rule, devoid of rights. The ongoing human rights violations entailed by the settlements not only jeopardize the day-to-day lives of Palestinians, but they also threaten the fabric of Israeli democracy and degrade any chance of reconciliation, equality and peace.
The writer is vice president for public affairs at the New Israel Fund.