Sheldon Schreter

Sheldon Schreter was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He studied at McGill, U. of California, Berkeley, and the London School of Economics. He's a resident in Israel since 1976, is a former director of the WUJS Institute (Arad) and of the Israel-Diaspora Institute (Tel Aviv U.), involved in the Israeli plastics industry (former vice-president of ZAG Ltd.), and is now living in Ra'anana.

Holding Out an Olive Branch on the West Bank

Sheldon Schreter
November 11, 2021
The increasingly violent actions of certain young Jewish settlers in the West Bank against Palestinians - and against their olive trees, sheep herds, vehicles, homes, water supplies, and against their persons - have deeply troubled me, as just one awful symptom of our occupation. Last spring, in the ongoing, non-violent attempts to deter the frequent harassment by their Jewish settler neighbors, I went out twice to accompany Palestinian shepherds as they grazed their flocks.