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 (???).
So…first of all, I want to thank you for your efforts, and ask you to thank Pitzi for us. And second, if you have a project or a challenge with which you need help/assistance – let us know.
We’ve very supportive of, and sympathetic to your struggle – we’re with you…
(translated by Charles K.)