Patriots to the Orange Limit

We heard plenty of ‘I-told-you-so’s from the settlers during this war, and since. We heard a lot about settler patriotism as opposed to the Tel Avivian atrophy. It’s true that the settlers taught their sons and daughters the importance of personal dedication and sacrifice, and the results of this education clearly show. This is laudable. But to call this “patriotism” could be misleading. It’s a qualified patriotism: only insofar as it promotes settlement. The recent din of patriotic calls, has all but erased a whole year of wild incitement, not only against the Left, but also against the State of Israel and the IDF. Even settler Rabbis were alarmed.
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