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December 01, 2008

A Canadian Look at an Israeli Fence

While many journalists have focused on Palestinian views of Israel's security barrier, Israeli views have been relatively overlooked.

In the past weekend's Calgary Herald, columnist Licia Corbella succeeds in conveying what is too often ignored: that there are two sides to the fence discussion. While acknowledging Palestinian feelings about the barrier, she points out that Israelis feel, and are, safer since it was erected. "Sometimes," she says, "something as thin and simple as a wall can make a difference as vast as the Canadian prairies."

She concludes: "If every western critic could stand here on this spot and see the distance between those who sought to kill and those who were to be killed, it's likely most would be silenced."

Read the whole piece here.

Posted by at December 1, 2008 10:38 AM


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