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Middle East On barren hilltop, Israeli settler vigilantism blurs into Jewish theocracy

A recent arson attack on a Palestinian village spurred a crackdown by authorities on what they call a small group of 'Jewish terrorists' among settler communities. Right-wing anger at government concessions to Palestinians appears to be growing. 

Majdi Mohammed/AP/File

Clinging to a barren hillside, the “Baladim” outpost was little more than a solitary trailer, a farming tractor, a makeshift tent for shade, and a flock of goats.

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