"Israeli security officials at the King Hussein (Allenby) bridge turned back an American peace volunteer who is part of the Christian Peacemaker Teams in Hebron twice in the past week."Yes, that's the story. That is the entire complaint that Daoud Kuttab has. Some guy wasn't allowed to enter Israel and apparently that is worth a whole blog article on the Huffington Post.
Now unlike most "peace volunteers" this guy actually appears to be one, but that isn't why he was turned away. He was turned away because:
"Brenneman said the Israeli soldier told him the second timethat the reason for his denial was because Christian Peacemaker Teams is not a recognized organization. "I told the soldier that we legally do not need to be recognized by Israel, and I asked why that was a reason for not letting me in. He said his commander said I couldn't come in for that reason, and that was the end of the conversation.""I guess they hadn't figured out their paperwork and because they are dealing with a military, they couldn't just "give them a pass." He also didn't have a visa and wasn't able to get it processed. Brenneman then engages in the classic strawman that Israel didn't let him in because they saw him as a threat. No, they didn't see him as a threat they just didn't know who he was and weren't inclined to let him in without knowing for sure why he is there. Always in a rush to be a victim I guess.
Anyway Kuttab milks that for all he can but it still doesn't lead to much. This is probably Kuttab's shortest article on the Huffington Post, and definitely the most pathetic.