The Israeli government didn’t want this “60 Minutes” segment aired. Its ambassador even protested to the chairman of CBS before the exact content of the report was known. The only problem I see with Bob Simon’s report is that he says the wall “completely separates Israel from the West Bank.” In fact, as he shows, the wall snakes through the West Bank, surrounding Palestinian towns such as Bethlehem (“an open-air prison,” according to Palestinian Christians) and separating people’s homes from their farms. All in all, for an American television network, this is an extraordinarily frank report on the Israeli oppression of Palestinians.
See Juan Cole’s “Top Ten Reasons Israel tried to Censor Bob Simon’s Report on Palestinian Christians.” (HT: Hassan Al Shouli)