Mr Benn decided to do a little soul searching on behalf of the "settlers", totalling up all the ways in which the "settlers" have failed. Mr. Benn's first conclusion is:
"The first failure was in achieving the ultimate goal. The settlers did not succeed in attracting enough Jews to the hilltops of Samaria and cliffs of Judea to establish irreversible facts on the ground and prevent return of the territories."
"The second failure was in the settlers' disengagement from the public, through their sense of superiority over the hedonists from the center of the country. Even during the days of the British Mandate, which the settlers like to recall with longing, only a few people joined the "wall and stockade" settlements (which were established overnight in the country's peripheral areas), and the majority remained in Tel Aviv."
"The third failure was security related. The settlements did not bring quiet, and when the war broke out, they proved to be irrelevant. "
So Mr. Benn, I think you should read your article again. As I read it, by your own criteria, the State of Israel is an abysmal failure at everything its founders set out to accomplish. Maybe you should draw some conclusions as well.