BWF seeks to assist the Israeli leadership in overcoming challenges related to the absorption of settlers. To that end, BWF operates in the following areas:
Based on the lessons of the 2005 disengagement, BWF is preparing a detailed national plan for the absorption of about 100,000 settlers who would relocate from their homes. BWF receives support in this effort from world-class academic experts and professionals. The plan will offer practical alternatives designed to achieve this objective. A preliminary report has been drafted and will be published soon.
Legislation: (The Israeli Disengagement program from 2005).
The movement is working in support of a voluntary evacuation and compensation law. The goal is to ensure appropriate compensation for those settlers wishing to relocate regardless of whether an agreement or a government decision regarding relocation is reached. This law will allow settlers who recognize the inevitability of relocation to do so of their own accord.
BWF sees the settlers as true partners in an equitable discourse, and intends to emphasize to the public the personal and communal price they will pay in abandoning their objective of settling the Jewish homeland. Changing the discourse will increase public support for a two-state solution. It is our hope the public will see relocation as a unifying move designed to strengthen our society rather than as the desertion of an important segment of Israeli society. A change in discourse will also demonstrate to the government the ability of Israeli society to cope with the complex challenge of evacuation and relocation.
BWF has initiated a number of projects. For example, one project involves meetings of young leaders who reside within Israel together with young settler leaders. Other projects include parlor meetings, mostly in settlements and leadership courses designed to explain and expand the spirit and values of the BWF movement. This is being done and will continue to be done through seminars and conferences in cooperation with student unions and other organizations