Yesterday I went to a new olive oil factory in the North, near Jenin, the biblical Ir HaGanim (The City of Gardens). A city of that size peopled by Jews would be full of activity, industries, traffic; but full of catathonic Arabs as it is, presents a very quiet, almost pastoral impression. The entrepreneurs are a couple of Oriental Jews from Bney Brak. I find that these religious people - "primitive" would be the world to describe them but the world primitive says nothing and it is offensive - are our "adelantados" in Samaria. These people built most of the houses in the settlements and live there, they were the firsts to buy plots in the industrial areas on paper and built factories there. Almost all of the industrial areas are now owned by these kind of people and as Samaria is becoming expensive, they are now very rich. Maybe 80% of the Jews living in Samaria are Orientals, although the journalists visit only the Ashkenazi villages because they speak English and have a set of concepts more or less understandable to foreigners, and physically they look the role of European colonizers. Oriental Jews look like Arabs, dont speak English and cannot understand any Occidental concept (If you live in the Book of Joshuah, how do you translate "human rights"?). But they do share a language with the Palestinian villagers around, who are mostly descendants of Biblical Jews of the Galilee, and live in world of ideas and customs that is not foreign to the Bible. Interestingly, Oriental Jews assume naturally their role of "conquerors" (God gave them the land, something undisputable to them and to the locals. They mean it in a general way, because they will fight to death for any specific plot on their name) and of "bosses" employers of Arabs, and there is no friction between them and the Palestinian villagers around. There is a lot of mutual shouting in modern Hebrew-Arabic but no cultural friction. The pic shows Jenin from one of the hills that surround it.