What’s the “Jewish Identity Administration” to me?
Ofer - Stone Throwing, Remand Extension
Russian Compound, Jerusalem - Holding and trading of combat materiel, Remand Extension
Ofer - Release on Bail, Stone Throwing
"Some are guilty, all are responsible"
Boker tov, Daniela,
Yesterday was an important, sad, and upsetting day. Yet your brilliant leadership — humor, intellect, patience, passionate belief in human rights for all creatures, and love of your homeland helped reframe the experience from total despair to understanding, bridge building, and glimmers of hope for change. Claudio and I have been on related tours, and this was the first where the leader was not pushing an agenda with eyes that can only see a black-and-white world. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel said, "Some are guilty, all are responsible." I think this principle drives MachsomWatch.
Remember, above all, to do what’s best for Israel
Our tour of the seam zone and checkpoints in the central West Bank has changed our understanding of what it’s like in the occupied territories, in particular because of what we experienced there. Apparently you have to see for yourself.
Pitzi guided the tour and provided information professionally, comprehensively and even-handedly. I was very impressed by her ability to navigate the fine line between the mixture of fear and national pride every Israeli feels when dealing with security issues, and understanding and empathy regarding the Palestinians’ daily lives.
It was moving and unnerving to meet residents of the occupied territories. And it was also frustrating to be unable to alter the reality (???).