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Gaza First (02/06/2004)
The Editorial Board
Wall Street Journal
We are nearing the one-year anniversary of the so-called Mideast Roadmap to Peace. The publication of the plan in April 2003 fueled hopes in some quarters that finally a magic potion had been found to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was a worthy objective, rendered plausible by the toppling of Saddam Hussein in Iraq -- a major benefactor of Palestinian suicide bombers. But 10 months, two Palestinian prime ministers and several suicide bombings later, it is time for the West to admit that Yasser Arafat will never stop terror or make peace. His Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia is not about to buck his boss on this issue.

Ruling: 56 Islamic States Can Testify on Fence (01/23/2004)
Tovah Lazaroff, Janine Zacharia, and Lamia Lahoud
Jerusalem Post
Fifty-six countries, including Afghanistan and Cameroon, can testify against Israel's security fence through the Organization of the Islamic Conference when the case comes before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on February 23, the court ruled on Thursday. This decision, which follows an ICJ ruling last week that Arab League members may testify, only further cements the deeply held belief by Israelis that the proceedings are biased and it is Israel, not the fence, which ultimately will be on trial. A senior official said he wasn't surprised by the decision, calling it just one more step in the ICJ's and the UN's anti-Israel campaign. "They will do everything they can to bash Israel," he said.

Arabs and the Fence (01/16/2004)
Editorial Board
Washington Times
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia's threat to push for a unitary state with Israel drew a severe and well-deserved rebuke last week from Secretary of State Colin Powell. Mr. Qureia warned that he would abandon the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict envisioned in President Bush's road map for Middle East peace if Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon refuses to halt construction of a security barrier in the West Bank. If Mr. Qureia wants genuine peace to become a reality and the security barrier to come down, he needs to take action against the terrorist infrastructure in the Palestinians' midst.

Snap Judgment: The Other Side of the Fence (12/09/2003)
Calev Ben-David
Jerusalem Post
It's hard to think of a single facet of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict more misrepresented abroad than the security fence. The major misconception about the fence abroad is that it represents some kind of big-time land grab by the Sharon government and the Right. If anything, the opposite is true. Support for the fence was strictly a grass-roots affair originating in communities most directly affected by the suicide bombers who simply strolled over the barrier-less Green Line and blew themselves up in their midst. The project was rejected by the both the far-Left and far-Right, the former opposed to unilaterally imposing any measures on the Palestinians, the latter out of fear that the fence might turn into a border that would lead to territorial compromise. It is the Israeli center, a solid majority of the population that doesn't want any part of ruling over the Palestinians, but sees no viable leadership among them ready to negotiate a real peace, that has pushed for the fence.

Protective pale (08/15/2003)
R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
The Washington Times
A fence along the West Bank may not only save Israeli lives, but the lives of the suicide bombers as well.

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In the Media
  Israel vs. the World: Fence Double Standards.
By Jonathan L. Snow, Erick Stakelback
Type: Mentions

  Terrorismo palestino: Implicaciones del muro
By Ruth Wedgwood
Type: Print & Online

  Terrorismo palestino: Implicaciones del muro
Type: Mentions

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  The International Court of Justice and the Israeli "Fence"
By Ruth Wedgwood
Type: Whitepapers

  Security Fences Around the World
By Jonathan L. Snow
Type: Backgrounders

  The Human Cost of Terrorism: A Photographic Essay
By Mark Dubowitz
Type: Perspectives

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