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The Settler-philosopher Everyone Loves to Love

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Dr. Micah Goodman is a man people love to love. Handsome, eloquent, smart, au courant, a bit religious, a bit settler, sometimes wearing a knitted skullcap, sometimes a baseball cap. Middle of the road.

Nothing he told Hilo Glazer in the Hebrew edition of Haaretz on Friday can be disputed. Nothing. After all, who could oppose “limiting the experience of the occupation”? And who isn’t for “limiting the conflict”? And who doesn’t want an eight-step plan? That’s always good.

No wonder Goodman is everyone’s friend. He meets with the army chief of staff, he has an open channel with four generals; the current president quotes him and his predecessor was Goodman’s friend. The communications minister put him on a panel. The justice minister incorporated his thinking into his platform and the defense minister recommends his books.

He’s friends with the former head of the Shin Bet security service, the current prime minister sees him as a guiding light; obviously, with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid it was love at first sight; on one of their dates, Lapid waited 45 minutes for him on Hatzuk........

© Haaretz

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