The separation fence -- like a scar across the landscape.
Made necessary (many say) by the pre-wall all-too-easy access of suicide bombers into Israel's restaurants and buses during the painful intifada.
Enlarge the photo all the way for full effect.
Actually, some 95% of the barrier is not the concrete wall that the media likes to show, but rather chainlink fence with barbed wire and detection devices.
See the sketch in this link to understand how it works.
It is a temporary thing, until peace allows it to be taken down.
Meanwhile, a lack of budget money and some Supreme Court cases have stopped the completion of the barrier for now.
The Anti-Terrorist Fence goes through several hundred miles of the West Bank.
But the part around three sides of Jerusalem was euphemistically named the Jerusalem Envelope.
For more details see pro and con websites:
Ir Amim or
Seam zone website
Sorry folks, I looked for a pretty white picket fence for today's City Daily Photo fences Theme Day but couldn't find a one.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants where you will see many pretty fences.