This has been a really nutty few days. In the last 24 hours, I have conducted three interviews in three different cities/towns, attended one small conference, written up a grant application, and planned a number of further interviews for the week ahead. Needless to say, I am a little bit behind on my posting, but here’s an indication of what is to come:
Interview with Nachum Pachenik from Erets Shalom, an organization comprised of Israeli settlers who are engaging in community level peacemaking and engagement with their Palestinian neighbors.
Interview with Nadia Matar from Women in Green, a Land of Israel activist movement which opposes further territorial withdrawals, promotes expanded Jewish settlement in Yehuda and Shomron, and takes an unequivocal line against terrorism.
Interview with Yekutiel ben Yaakov/Mike Guzofsky, a former leader in the banned Kach and Kahane Chai movements who now runs the Tapuach Canine Unit, an organization which trains handlers and security dogs to patrol Jewish communities primarily in the West Bank and to engage in search and rescue missions.
Temple Mount Conference, which brought together a number of Rabbinic Authorities and political figures to discuss strengthening the Jewish presence on the Temple Mount.
Interview with Shlomo Wasserteil, the curator of the Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem, a museum dedicated to the history and memory of the Jewish communities in Gaza which were destroyed in the 2005 unilateral disengagement.