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The Israel-US Model Has Been a Resounding Success
Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2020 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 01/23/2020 3:10:52 AM PST by Kaslin

Whether by accident or by deliberate osmosis, Israel and the U.S. have adopted similar solutions to their existential problems.

Before 2002, during the various Palestinian intifadas, Israel suffered hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries from suicide bombers freely crossing from the West Bank and Gaza into Israel.

In response, Israel planned a vast border barrier. The international community was outraged. The Israeli left called the idea nothing short of "apartheid."

However, after the completion of the 440-mile border barrier -- part concrete well, part wire fencing -- suicide bombings and terrorist incursions into Israel declined to almost nil.

The wall was not entirely responsible for enhanced Israeli security. But it freed up border manpower to patrol more vigorously. The barrier also was integrated with electronic surveillance and tougher laws against illegal immigration.

The wall also brought strategic and political clarity. Those who damned Israel but freely crossed its borders sounded incoherent when they became furious that the barrier prevented access to the hated Zionist entity.

The Trump administration is currently seeking funds to create new border walls and replace old, porous fencing in order to stem illegal immigration on the southern border.

The strategy seems similar: The wall will free up manpower for better border policing. It likewise provides a certain political clarity. The United States is often criticized by Mexico and other Latin American countries. It is now being taken to task for the effort to make it more difficult to illegally enter such a supposedly unwelcome and hostile landscape.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Israel; Mexico; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Florida; US: New Mexico; US: New York; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arizona; borderwall; california; energyindependence; florida; israel; jerusalem; letshavejerusalem; mexico; newmexico; newyork; oilandgas; texas; unitedstates; waronterror

1 posted on 01/23/2020 3:10:52 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Walls work. Locks on doors. Surveillance cameras to see what is outside. And weapons if they fail.

Basic home security.

2 posted on 01/23/2020 3:44:14 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive

Indeed


3 posted on 01/23/2020 3:53:24 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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Common sense, something often hard to employ politically.

4 posted on 01/23/2020 5:40:01 AM PST by SJackson (blow in a dog’s face, he gets mad at you, car ride; he sticks his head out the window)
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To: Kaslin

Good fences make good neighbors.
Farmers have known this for hundreds of years. Too sensible and effective for leftists.


5 posted on 01/23/2020 5:51:43 AM PST by oldvirginian (I know not what course others may take but as for me Give me Liberty or give me death)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Before 2002, during the various Palestinian intifadas, Israel suffered hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries from suicide bombers freely crossing from the West Bank and Gaza into Israel... after the completion of the 440-mile border barrier -- part concrete well, part wire fencing -- suicide bombings and terrorist incursions into Israel declined to almost nil... Those who damned Israel but freely crossed its borders sounded incoherent when they became furious that the barrier prevented access to the hated Zionist entity.

6 posted on 01/23/2020 7:20:04 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Kaslin

Notice how nonexistent media coverage on immigration and the wall have been. By the way, here’s update #13.

https://youtu.be/70qsh2TIy9A


7 posted on 01/23/2020 7:22:02 AM PST by jdsteel (Americans are Dreamers too!!!)
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To: FatherofFive

Racism!


8 posted on 01/23/2020 11:30:24 AM PST by Eleutheria5 ("SHUT UP!" he explained.)
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To: jdsteel
Notice how nonexistent media coverage on immigration and the wall have been.

They refuse to put it on the networks because all of it helps Trump. It shows that not only does he keeps his promise, he whipped Democrat's @$$es to do it, overcame Federal Judges, and on top of it all, it is working!

The media needs to be smashed with a nuclear sledgehammer and control of mass communications needs to be put into the hands of people who are accountable to the American people.

9 posted on 01/23/2020 3:05:34 PM PST by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no oither sovereignty.")
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