For This Israeli Settler, Zionism Isn’t Nearly Radical Enough

Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, is an opportunity to take stock of where Israel has been and consider where we’re headed. Geopolitics being as they are, there’s a reasonable tendency to limit the debate to those within the mainstream. But this year may present an opportunity to challenge standard operating procedure.

2017 marks 50 years since Israel’s return to the region of Judea-Samaria/West-Bank. The TALK17 project has seized the day, inviting 50 speakers to deliver weekly TED-style presentations, thereby providing a platform to otherwise muffled Israeli and Palestinian voices from the region. Whether onlookers are curious or dismissive, these diversified voices represent many of the forces that are shaping Israel’s long-term trajectory.

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