In order to comply with the court order to destroy the Jewish hamlet of Migron, an ‘illegal outpost,’ the government offered settlers a viable compromise: new homes will be built for them nearby on state land, after which they will abandon their existing homes for demolition.
Netanyahu misses the point. The outposts are being built to symbolize the Jewish right to set our feet anyplace in the Land of Israel. That is an important symbolic issue, not a housing affair.
Encouraged by the Knesset speaker’s demand to legalize their hamlet, Migron settlers are likely to refuse Netanyahu’s offer.