Nitzan: ‘People Here Have Nothing to Lose’

Community head explains why thrice-expelled Gush Katif families are unlikely to protest, and why even those who have resettled are at risk.Maayana Miskin, 11/7/2013, 8:05 AM

Knesset Speaker: ‘Mistaken’ View Led to Oslo, Disengagement

At a speech marking 40 years since Yom Kippur, Yuli Edelstein says MKs need to engage public more with policy decisions.Maayana Miskin, 10/15/2013, 7:11 PM

43.8% of Jews Favor Gov't Effort to Encourage Arab Emigration

Number is down from 50.7% in 2010. Poll shows 42% of Jews said that IDF soldiers should not be used to evict Jews from their homes.David Lev, 10/6/2013, 6:49 PM

PLO Flag Flies over Homesh

Anti-Semitic posters replace menorah as PA Arabs take over former Jewish community.Maayana Miskin, 10/3/2013, 1:17 PM

Ignoring Details, Peres Says Oslo Was a 'Great Idea'

1,500 Israelis have been killed by terrorists since the signing of the Oslo Accords, but Shimon Peres still thinks they were a great ideaDavid Lev, 9/2/2013, 11:12 AM

Video: Indyk was Clueless about Gaza Pullout

U.S. mediator thought Disengagement would produce “a more responsible” Palestinian leadership. It produced Hamas.Gil Ronen, 8/3/2013, 11:43 PM

Rivlin: I Pray We Won’t Uproot Graves Again

Former Knesset Speaker warns of ‘danger to the undivided land of Israel,’ expresses regret for uprooted graves.Maayana Miskin, 8/1/2013, 8:51 PM

Bayit Yehudi 'Won't Hang On Till Last Moment'

Dep. Min. Ben Dahan says his party will not stay in the government until it is too late, as happened in the Disengagement.Gil Ronen, 7/28/2013, 11:05 PM

Gush Katif: 8 Years on, 50% of Expellees Still Homeless

Unemployment also still high, as families forced to cope with a legacy of broken promises nearly a decade after being forcibly uprootedGil Ronen, 7/17/2013, 4:08 PM

Watch: 8 Years on, Officer Apologizes for Gush Katif Eviction

Police Commander who carried out 2005 expulsion of Jews from Gaza delivers emotional apology: "I live this pain every day".Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 7/10/2013, 12:03 PM

‘Most People Think Disengagement was a Mistake’

Israelis tour abandoned communities. Organizer: Opposition to unilateral withdrawals is already part of Israeli consensus.Maayana Miskin, 7/5/2013, 10:07 AM

Hotovely: We Don't Have the Stomach for 'Disengagement II'

The Likud already ripped itself apart once, MK Tzipi Hotovely told Israel Radio Thursday, and it was not prepared to do so againDavid Lev, 6/27/2013, 10:27 AM

Disengagement Cost, So Far: Nearly NIS 10 Billion

The state has spent nearly NIS 10 billion resettling 600 Jews thrown out of their homes in the disangagementDavid Lev, 6/23/2013, 9:57 PM

‘Disengagement’ Cost Hits NIS 9.48 Billion

Tenufa head reveals the high cost of Disengagement. Twelve percent still without permanent homes.Maayana Miskin, 6/23/2013, 1:09 PM

Bennett: We'll Continue to Care for Gush Katif Expellees

Minister Naftali Bennett notes that over half of the Gush Katif expellees still live in temporary homes, despite government promises.Elad Benari, 6/21/2013, 5:16 AM

Police Visit Expellees in Project to Rebuild Trust

The Israel Police work to rebuild public trust by volunteering with children of families expelled from Gush Katif.Maayana Miskin, 6/12/2013, 12:48 PM

More Israelis See 'Settlements' as Unnecessary

Survey shows growth in number of Israelis who see Judea, Samaria communities as unnecessary, and favor partial withdrawal.Maayana Miskin, 6/11/2013, 4:11 PM

Effort to ‘Fix’ Disengagement Gets Boost with Homesh Pact

Thousands to sign pact to ‘right the wrong’ of Disengagement, senior Likud politicians join the call.Maayana Miskin, 3/26/2013, 11:13 PM

Homesh Back on the Map

North Samaria town put symbolically back on the map as rebuilding efforts continue post-Disengagement.Maayana Miskin, 3/20/2013, 8:55 AM

Hanegbi: I Opposed Disengagement – But I Couldn’t Stop It

MK Hanegbi, who is poised to be a senior minister, calls to ‘internalize the lesson’ from past Israeli withdrawals.Maayana Miskin, 2/28/2013, 7:59 PM

Dozens Celebrate Purim at Homesh

Dozens of people gathered at Homesh Saturday night to hear the reading of the Megilla (Scroll of Esther) on Purim eveningDavid Lev, 2/24/2013, 8:51 PM

Study: Disengagement Protesters Suffered Trauma Syndrome

The 2006 disengagement continues to have a major impact on Israeli society, a study showsDavid Lev, 2/21/2013, 2:56 PM

MK Elkin: Bayit Yehudi Can Prevent 'Disengagement'

Prominent Likud MK says coalition that leaves out religious Zionist party may make land concessions.Gil Ronen, 2/10/2013, 8:16 PM

Doctors: Sharon Still 'Out of It,' Although Brain is Operating

Despite the fact that his brain shows definite activity, no one knows when – or if – Ariel Sharon will come out of his coma.David Lev, 1/27/2013, 10:29 PM

A Moral Imperative to Refuse Illegal Military Orders

Israeli media continue to discuss Naftali Bennett's responses to the question of obeying orders to expel Jews. But Nuremberg set a precedent so that no one can ever use the excuse of “following orders” when it comes to carrying out immoral commands. David Bedein, Israel Resource News Agency, 1/1/2013, 11:30 PM

Rabbi Convicted for Anti-Disengagement Statements

Harsh criticism over the IDF Chief Rabbi’s stance on Disengagement puts rabbi in court.Maayana Miskin, 12/25/2012, 8:05 PM

R. Amar: Better a Disengagement Than a Civil War

Rabbi Shlomo Amar says he's against the disobeying of orders by soldiers, even at the cost of Jewish communities being destroyed.David Lev, 12/24/2012, 2:44 AM

Landau: We Will Return to Gush Katif

Energy and Water Minister Uzi Landau said that he was confident that Israel would someday restore the communities of Gush Katif.David Lev, 12/19/2012, 7:16 AM

Repeat 1,000 Times: 'We Told You So' About Oslo, says R. Melamed

Israelis opposed to the Oslo Accords and the Gaza disengagement have once again been vindicated, says Rabbi Eliezer MelamedDavid Lev, 11/22/2012, 1:53 PM

Disengagement General: Stop Carrying Gaza on our Back

Maj. Gen. (res.) Dan Harel says Israel needs to stop supplying Gaza with water and electricity.Gil Ronen, 10/29/2012, 2:08 PM

Yaalon: Disengagement from Gaza Not Really Complete

Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon: If there's a disengagement, let Gazans get their own water and electricity.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/19/2012, 9:33 PM

Party of Disengagement Hanging between Life and Death

Poll shows party founded by Ariel Sharon to carry out the 2005 retreat from Gaza may not make it into next Knesset.Gil Ronen, 10/17/2012, 10:07 PM

PA Leaders Throw Cold Water on Barak’s Expulsion Plan

Arab leaders have rejected Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s proposal to turn over most of Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Authority. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/25/2012, 8:15 AM

7 Years, 9,393 Rockets Since Disengagement from Gaza

It has been seven years since nearly 10,000 Jews were ripped from their homes in Gaza – and more than nine thousand deadly rocket attacks.Chana Ya'ar, 9/13/2012, 11:54 AM

Expellees’ Appeal: Save the Synagogue

Jews expelled from Gush Katif try to save Migron’s synagogue, mikveh. Maayana Miskin, 9/2/2012, 6:53 PM

May the Gush Katif Synagogues be Rebuilt, Like the Hurva

An annual event marking the destruction of Gush Katif held in Jerusalem's Hurva Synagogue, which was rebuilt after being destroyed.Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 8/27/2012, 2:12 AM

Gush Katif Remembered: Was it Right to Turn Grass Into Sand?

Op-Ed: Gush Katif was destroyed this month in 2005. The left talked of "a second Hong Kong", but got the rocket capital of the world.Giulio Meotti, 8/18/2012, 8:44 PM

Rabbi Eliyahu: Another Divine Punishment for Katif Expulsion

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu links Jerusalem Police commander’s suspension to his role in expelling Jews from Gush Katif.Maayana Miskin, 7/27/2012, 11:03 AM

Two Thirds of Gush Katif Refugees Still 'Homeless'

Seven years after the Disengagement, two thirds of former Gush Katif residents are still looking for permanent homes.David Lev, 7/26/2012, 10:51 AM

Self-Immolator Reminds Nationalists of 2 Forgotten Cases

As press promotes story of man who set himself ablaze, nationalists remember two similar tragic protests in 2005 that were ignored.Gil Ronen, 7/16/2012, 9:43 AM

Rumor: Netanyahu May Leave Likud

Is the prime minister planning a move similar to Sharon's departure from Likud and creation of a new party?Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, 6/4/2012, 10:20 AM

Man Beaten in Disengagement to Receive NIS 45,000

State will compensate Benny Rahamin of Gush Katif who was badly beaten by Yasam police.Gil Ronen, 5/17/2012, 8:39 PM

Video: ‘The Wise Men’ of 2005: No Rocket Threat after Gaza Exit

The “Wise Men of Chelm”? Knesset Members in 2005 said it is “ridiculous” to think terrorists will hit Ashkelon after the exit from Gaza.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/12/2012, 10:35 AM

High Court: Disengagement Pardons are Legal

Court rejects motion to nullify 2010 law that pardoned protesters against expulsion from Gaza.Gil Ronen, 2/23/2012, 10:13 PM

New Ex-Katif Community: Karmei Katif

60 families expelled from Gush Katif in 2005 found a new community in the Lachish region.Gil Ronen, 2/22/2012, 9:01 PM

Sa’ar: There Won't Be Another Disengagement

Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar visits the Gush Katif Museum. "There won't be another disengagement. We've learned our lesson."Elad Benari, 2/16/2012, 6:13 AM

Secular Schools to Mark ‘Gush Katif Day’

Gush Katif Day will be marked for the first time by 75 secular schools Wednesday, the date of the founding of its first Jewish community.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/13/2012, 2:36 PM

The Gaza Expulsion Did Psychological Harm to IDF Soldiers

Like an ecological disaster, it continues to poison the entire Jewish body. Oped for this week's Gush Katif Memorial Day in Israeli schools.Giulio Meotti, Italy, 2/12/2012, 4:11 PM

Video: Rebuilt Gush Katif Community Experiences Growth

More than six years after the expulsion from Gush Katif, Ganei Tal is being rebuilt in a new location and constantly growing.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 1/5/2012, 12:58 PM

South Carolina Rep. Visits Gush Katif Memorial Museum

Rep. Alan Clemmons at the Gush Katif Museum: The expulsion from Gush Katif was a bargain for peace that wasn't worth the cost.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 12/13/2011, 4:15 AM

Barak: What did We Get for Disengagement? 10,000 Missile Strikes

Defense Minister: Israel left Gaza and tore down synagogues, so that the Palestinians would have no excuses.Gil Ronen, 12/11/2011, 7:47 PM

Gush Katif Families Establish Legacy Center in Golan

Former Gush Katif families who now live in the Golan Heights have established a legacy center to tell their story.Elad Benari, 11/11/2011, 1:16 AM

Komemiyut to Hold 5th Annual Event Marking Expulsion

Komemiyut will be holding on Wednesday its 5th annual event marking the destruction of Gush Katif.Elad Benari, 9/5/2011, 5:43 AM

6 Years Ago: 'No Threat of Rockets from the Disengagement'

Pre-disengagement archive video: Right and Left Coalition MKs declare-"There's no danger of rockets in the south; stop frightening us!"Yoni Kempinski, 8/21/2011, 11:01 AM

Six Years Later: Journalist Recalls Expulsion Film

Veteran Israeli journalist Rino Tzror recalls the emotional film he made about the Gush Katif expulsion.Elad Benari, 8/16/2011, 12:42 AM

6 Years after Famous Photo - Child Visits Gush Katif Museum

6 years after expulsion from Gush Katif, the child who was photographed handing out cookies to the soldiers visits the Gush Katif Museum.Elad Benari & Hezki Baruch, 8/10/2011, 6:49 PM

Six Years After Expulsion: 'We Will Come Back'

Hundreds of residents of Gush Katif marked on Wednesday the sixth anniversary of their expulsion from their homes in a special ceremony.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 8/4/2011, 2:15 AM