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A wall of ambivalence

Could the Arab/Israeli conflict play itself out over a security fence? Some see it as the last hope for a two-state solution, but Israelis are divided and Palestinians do not like the route it is taking

By David B Green   August 2003

Whoever doesn’t work for the construction of a security fence will be responsible for the murder of Israeli citizens.” The speaker was Eitan Cabel, a Labour Knesset member, who was addressing his fellow parliamentarians on 17th June at the launch meeting of the “lobby for a separation fence.” Over the course of an hour, more than a dozen of the legislature’s 120 members dropped in to express support for the accelerated implementation of last year’s government decision to build a barrier dividing Israel from the West Bank.

Cabel was preaching to the converted, but his message is simple and popular…

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