This is one of the most silliest anti-"settlement" pieces around. First of all, the Labour Party not only supported and initiated the establishment of communities/kibbutzim/moshavim/cities/towns/villages etc. throughout Judea, Samaria and Gaza (and the Golan Heights and Sinai) but also did so before 1948. At least they are consistent. So what has been "squandered" exactly?
Secondly, as a male, I find it highly politically incorrect to write this:- "some of the most prickly settlements in the West Bank". Would Elisheva appreciate having her writing described as a "bust"?