If It was a Mistake, Fix It!

Ben Packer,

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Ben Packer
Originally from Petersburg, Virginia, Ben Packer moved to Israel in 1999, where he served in the IDF's Givati Brigade in the Gaza Strip. Ben served as a Rabbi on campus at Univ. of North Carolina and at Duke Univ. Ben now serves as Director of the Jerusalem Heritage House (www.heritagehouse.org.il) and Co-Director of Young Jewish Conservatives (www.youngjewishconservatives.org). He lives in the Old City of Jerusalem with his wife and 6 children....

A report came out recenty about a supposed plan being pushed by the Trump Administration to strengthen Palestinian Authority control in the northern Shomron (Samaria). (see here.) What should be Israel's response to this? 

Let's try to better understand the situation. Let's the power company cuts off your power and after calling them many times, they acknowledge that it was a mistake. However, they refuse to turn the power back on. What you could consider this reasonable behavior? 

The bulk of the current Israeli government claims the "disgengagement" from the Northern Shomron was a tactical/moral mistake. If so, why not legalize a continuous presence at Homesh and Sa-Nur? If it was a mistake to destroy those places, why should it be so hard to simply fix it? 

We cannot keep blaming the American government (regardless of who is in charge) for our lack of national responsibility. 

Either legalize Homesh and Sa-Nur or stop pretending to care. Its getting old. 

Shabbat Shalom,

Ben Packer

Old City, Jerusalem