Her new book The Secret River is a novel about an emancipist (a former convict) settler in early colonial Australia and it is also a book.
There is speculation that Mercaz HaRav was targeted because of its role as the spiritual centre of Israel's religious settler movement.
An Israeli settler laments the growing violence.
Settler leaders turned up the rhetoric against Prime Minister Ariel Sharon yesterday.
The first settler to claim Yorta Yorta land, near Echuca as it is now, was Edward Kerr, in the 1830s.