Could someone please explain to me how, amidst the unveiling of a Rosa Parks statue in the US and a planned Obama trip to Israel to speak about “shared values,” this is acceptable? How is this anything but racial segregation? They talk about safety, but last I checked, the settlers were armed with both rocks and heavy weaponry. They talk about security, but last I checked, it was the inequality perpetrated by the stronger, militarized state that created such an imbalance.

It wasn’t okay in 1964, and it’s not okay in 2013. It wasn’t okay in Montgomery, and it’s not okay in Jerusalem.