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Disengagement and Creation: Essence of Israel

Seven years ago today, on August 15, 2005, Israel unilaterally disengaged from Gaza. Some 8,600 Israelis were asked to leave their homes–homes they had built legally following Israel’s decision to settle the area with Jewish villages. I was living with my family in Pittsburgh at the time, serving as the community shlicha (emissary). I was … Continued