To quote Joseph Conrad’s Captain Kurtz on his deathbed: “the horror!”
Yisrael HaYom conveys (English translation thanks to Sol Salbe) the dismay and consternation with which residents of the Gush Etzion settlement woke up one morning to find that they no longer lived in the State of Israel, as they’d thought. But rather in…the State of Palestine! Or so Google told them. A shockwave as great as the Oklahoma tornado traveled throughout the settler kingdom as they lost their status as chalutzim on behalf of the Jewish state and were relegated to second class status as citizens of Palestine.
Amir Schiby, in his inimitable ironic way, has captured the nuttiness of it all with his graphic image of the Google Mountainview campus under price tag attack. I’ve even heard that settlers have threatened to launch such a campaign unless the internet giant immediately renounces its decision and restores them to their former residency in the Davidic kingdom of Judea.