While innocent, harmless Israeli Jewish Jerusalemites are suffering severe restrictions in their movements, even on the streets where they live, during Bush's visit, it doesn't seem that Arab Ramalla has been forced to take such steps.
Strange, considering that Bush is not popular among the Arabs, according to the Arab media.
Due to the visit to Ramalla, our road to Jerusalem will be closed most of the day. The Jews of Beit El will be held captive in their village, since they have only one road in or out, and that's the road that Bush is taking. It would be much more polite to have Bush travel to Ramalla by helicopter.
The American security have demanded that any road he may travel on be cleaned of all other vehicles for hours, before and after.
They're not interested in the safest way to travel. No frills, no fuss, no flags, no sirens. Just in the back of an ordinary car, which nobody would notice. Men don't like that idea. "Low tech" just doesn't go with the male mentality. I can say something a little more graphic, but what's the point? Women know what I mean, and men will just get angry.