The middle-class suburban style townhouses, built fast and locked in a grid of uniform units, stand like fortified compounds, in direct contrast to the sprawling limestone Palestinian homes below. Settlement homes, mostly constructed of cement with a cosmetic limestone cladding, tend to fashion a similar look. American-style villas topped by red-tiled roofs and surrounded by lush, neatly trimmed green lawns. The mega-settlement has its own mayor, as well as schools, shopping malls and medical centres. Some settlements even have their own universities. Today, between 600,000 and 750,000 Israelis live in these sizeable settlements, equivalent to roughly 11 percent of the total Jewish Israeli population.
But in order to do so we all have to be extra vigilant. Now is no time to be slacking on our civic responsibilities to each other.
That was the same year you also put out a solo album. Did you work on those concurrently. And that was really easy to keep separate since Last Pale Light was based on a novel.