The Israeli Security Fence
(archived broadcast )
It is credited with a four-month lull in terrrorist attacks, saving hundreds of lives. Not a single terrorist has gotten past the fence, and more than 80% of Israelis support it. But the Israeli Supreme Court has ordered that the route of the fence take into account Palestinian property concerns. And the United Nations’ World Court — a political body controlled by the UN General Assembly — has ruled that the fence must be taken down completely.
What is the history, the facts, the law behind the fence? How does it compare with other border fences? Is it justified to block a farmer from his orange grove to save hundreds of lives? If not, is there a better solution?
What are your views on the Israeli security fence, the UN security fence, the US-Mexican border fence and other border fences around the world?