A Jewish peace activist, writing for the US-based Jewish Voice for Peace, recalls a comical yet tragic encounter:
Several weeks ago, while on a solidarity visit with Ta’ayush in the South Hebron hills region of the West Bank, we were stopped by a makeshift Israeli Army roadblock and told that we could not pass into a closed military zone. Having all traveled that road many times before with no problem, and watching settlers whiz by us, we asked to see the military order. Before producing it, the soldier said, “I am very happy for any Jew to visit the Land of Israel, but leftists aren’t allowed.”
That’s right. Only radical Zionists should be allowed access to monitor apartheid in the West Bank.