Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Apartheid Roads" - The Video Clip

This morning, I caught a tremp (Hebrew for a hitch-hike/ride) with my friend and neighbor Zohar to Jerusalem and on the spur of the moment, without the best conditions or any special lenses or post-production editing, filmed a short video to illustrate the reality of what it is to drive the highways and byways of Judea and Samaria.

There are no "apartheid roads". It's a fake propaganda trick.

See the clip below of 1 minute and 22 seconds as we drive in Wadi Haramiah between Shiloh and Ofra. The vehicles in front of us are mostly Arab as are those that pass us going north.

You don't believe me? Simply stop the clip as a car approaches and look carefully. Those are PA car licenses, green lettering on white background, and the taxis are yellow (Israeli taxis are white).

For example, enlarge this pic and note the red-outlined plates:

Let me know what you think :-

Now imagine a professional crew, spending a day or two at a half-dozen major junctions in Yesha and filming a similar clip and then producing a 3-minute clip of hundreds of cars.



YMedad said...

Two related items from Lenny Ben-David

Middle East Coexistence? On Aisle Two, Next to the Cornflakes

Ms. Rice Visited Israel, Not Birmingham, Alabama

Ittay said...

Hi Yisrael,
According to Betselem, all these roads are forbidden to Palestinians

Have you visited all of these roads? Is this list incorrect?

YMedad said...

Unlike all the major highways, these roads are short and lead directly between major Jewish population areas and Arab areas known for terrorist activity and are restricted based on security demands. Some are closed for longer or shorter periods but that is due to Arab criminal activity. There are many dozens of roads and many hundreds of kiolmeters free for all nationalities. If there are restrictions, even Israeli Arabs can't travel so it is not a matter of ethnic discrimiantion as well.