If you look at anything on this site, please watch the video below that Adam posted here before of a Palestinian woman who lives in central Hebron and whose door has been welded shut by rightwing Zionists with the support of the Israeli gov't. It is shocking to watch her hunkering down ladders to leave her house, it is happening right here and now without a peep from the U.S. gov't, and yes she reminds me of my grandmother, or images of Jews in central Europe.
And note that Zeev Sternhell in Haaretz is responding to the same conditions:
It is worth mentioning that Barak, by virtue of his position as defense minister, is also the West Bank's military governor. Viewers of the Channel 10 news last Friday were amazed to see a scene that seemed to belong to the world of sick imagination: To shorten the route to the Cave of the Patriarchs for the Jews of Hebron, the windows of Arabs' homes that the worshipers pass were sealed off. You had to rub your eyes to believe how the colonial power allows itself to make life so unbearable for the natives. Not only were their windows sealed, but access to their homes was made especially difficult - just for the convenience of the occupiers.
It was not the worshipers who sealed the houses but the army that stands at attention to serve them, and the army's chief commander is the leader of the Labor Party. Many people will refrain from supporting the Labor Party in the next elections, but it is doubtful whether ...