My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Settler Violence in Israel?

A fellow blogger sent me a link to this story in the Toronto Globe & Mail about Gaza settlers planning violence against their coming removal.

While I have no doubt there are some settlers who will resort to violence, I just feel that any violence will backfire. Removing the settlements in Gaza is popular in Israel - and if the settlers really want the Israeli public to turn against them, then violence is the ticket.
Israeli Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he believes that protests against the pullout have already peaked and that settler activists will have trouble organizing large rallies now that they have lost the political fight.