Shilo is a village smack dab in the center of Israel. Some label it part of the occupied West Bank. Others claim it is liberated territory of Yehuda and Shomron. For me, it is simply home.
When I moved to Shilo, in 1987, I had absolutely no political motivations. I could not understand the difference between the Israel of Tel Aviv and the Israel of Shilo. Neither could the PLO. Arafat began his organization committed to the destruction of Israel in 1964, three years before the Six Day War and thirteen years before Jews returned to build homes in Shilo.