Monday, July 27, 2009

Ultra-Orthodox Settler Video

The Israeli Army just announced that there are now more than 300,000 settlers living in the West Bank. Most of them are what I label "incidental settlers," who are not there for ideological, but rather for practical reasons. I spent a couple weeks documenting life in Beitar Illit, a settlement that is barely over the Green Line, and full of ultra-orthodox or Haredi Jews who would prefer not to be settlers at all.

Check out the video and the interesting written piece with photos in the NYT:

1 comment:

Victor Gilinsky said...

What an eye-opening video about Beitar Illit! You're doing great work.

Victor Gilinsky
Santa Monica CA

BTW, Is your family from Lithuania? From around Ignalina?