October 14, 2013
Rise and Fall of Israel's Settler Movement
Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg
The Associated Press
This movement, which coalesced around Porat’s Gush Emunim -- the “Bloc of the Faithful” -- has defined Israel’s political agenda for the past 40 years, just as the kibbutz movement and its leaders shaped Israel and its priorities through the early period of its existence. What is so fascinating about these two movements is that, for all their transformative success, they have both failed to complete their missions.