http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/16/world/middleeast/16mideast.html?hp I am strongly for non-violent protest, however it becomes difficult when a large portion of the disenfranchised people who want to protest aren't actually allowed anywhere near where their protests might have some effect. My visit to Israel last fall only strengthened my feeling that the Israeli position is untenable. The continued settlement by Israelis, and their apartheid-like treatment of the Palestinians is unacceptable. While it is not immediately clear from the picture (cropped from a iPhone photo/no zoom), this overlook made me think. Standing on the sidewalk that loops the ancient stone exterior wall of the Old City in Jerusalem, you can see, between the two bluffs, a short segment of the 8m/26' high concrete West Bank wall, vehicle trench and wide exclusion area, as it snakes along the hilltops, separating Israel from the Palestinian territory. Really gave me pause.