The Telegraph has a new multimedia feature entitled “Meet the Settlers”, which tries to go beyond the stereotypes and discover “just who these settlers are, what they believe and why they choose to bring up their children in what is probably the most contested territory on Earth.”
The presentation is absolutely stunning, with its mix of text, graphics, photos and video. But more importantly, it seems to represent the closest thing I have seen to an earnest attempt to portray the residents of Judea and Samaria in an accurate light.
Having said that, even positive aspect of the “settlements” are presented critically against the journalist’s Utopian vision. For instance, there is an implied criticism of the very worthwhile Koby Mandell Foundation for not supporting “bereaved Palestinians,” and the coexistence existing in the Rami levy supermarkets is presented as illusory. You also lose brownie points when you quote the palestinian Ma’an News agency as if it is an accurate news source.
Nevertheless, on the whole, I think this is an important and worthwhile piece worth checking out.