The excitement is high among both Palestinians and Israelis in the run up to the UN General Assembly in September, where the Palestinian leadership has decided to ask for recognition of the State of Palestine.
The possibility of a Palestinian statehood has been settlers in the occupied West Bank to rethink about the future.- Dreamed that they disappeared
Settlers Nahum Pachenik live simply, with his wife and four children in the outpost Sde Boaz.
With his long dark hair looking 39-year-old like a Biblical version of Zionism Theodor Herzl's father. He will not move from the West Bank or Judea and Samaria, which he calls the country, for he knows of no other life, a residence life.
Nahum was born in the first settlement of Kyriat Arba, grew up in the settlement of Beit El, but now he has settled on an outpost of Sde Boaz, who Israel regards as a Ulvo settlement.
Around Sde Boaz sees cultivated Palestinian land as far as the eye can see, but Nahum believes the country has no owner. So he and his family settled here with good conscience.
Palestinians who lost property and land in 1948, and the Jewish settlers who believe that the Palestinians stands in the way of the land God promised them, you usually do not stand each other. The Palestinians believe the settlers must go away, and vice versa.
- I grew up with dreams of my parents and the other in Beit El that the Palestinians will one day disappear.
- It's a nice dream, but not part of reality. The reality is that we are here, and the Palestinians are here. We have to accept it,
Pachenik has joined the group Eretz Shalom - Peace countries. It is far from a popular movement, but consists of about 3,000 settlers who want to live with Palestinians in the West Bank.
- Of all the members of Eretz Shalom said fourth that they want to share due to where they live, ie in a Palestinian state. Half say they want to stay on the other side of the "green line", ie Israel. While a quarter say they do not know, says Nahum Pachenik.