The necessity of checkpoints within Israel and between Israel and Palestinian-controlled territory has been discussed many times before. I posted a video on that subject over two years ago, and sadly nothing has changed.
The following video (via Andreas Fagerbakke‘s facebook page) is especially relevant given the latest demonisation of Israel and its security barrier by the execrable stunt put on by the radical-chic terrorist loving St. James Church in London.
From the video’s explanatory text:
Produced by Write On For Israel/San Francisco teen participants.
Israel’s detractors often paint the security barrier, and the checkpoints that accompany it, as tools Israel uses to oppress the Palestinians, but we wanted to investigate the real story behind the checkpoints and their existence. This documentary examines the rational behind the checkpoints and the effects it has on Israelis. It’s clear the checkpoints have stopped suicide bombers and saved Israeli lives. While they are not ideal, until there is peace, does Israel have any other choice?
And here is the video. Watch, learn, and spread the word.