- The name applied to the revolt against the unilateral disengagement in the Gaza Strip and the northern West Bank implemented by the government of Ariel Sharon in the summer of 2005. It referenced the orange-blue divide that developed in Israel. The orange revolt was unprecedented in nature and larger than any that had been seen previously in Israel. Orange was the color chosen by the settlers and others (particularly of the more religious sector) who opposed the pullout of Jewish settlers and settlements from the Gaza Strip and four West Bank settlements in 2005. Blue, the traditional color of the Israeli flag (blue and white), was for those who supported the decision to disengage. The blue side was clearly larger, and support for disengagement was clearly a majority perspective among Israelis.
Historical Dictionary of Israel. Bernard Reich David H. Goldberg. Edited by Jon Woronoff..
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