Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The separation fence

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
government sites
Anti-terrorist fence
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.



Mark said...

Hi Dina. Thanks for your regards the other day on my blogiversary. I thought you might show this famous/infamous fence. Thanks for linking to both perspectives of the issue. Maybe soon peace will come and it can be torn down like the Berlin Wall. I am always an eternal optimist.

cieldequimper said...

Walls have never stopped anything...

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

These kind of fences always are always sad. I hope someday it´ll disappear forever.

However, interesting choice.

Leif Hagen said...

A lot could be said about that huge fence! Always something interesting on your blog and today's theme day is no exception!

Theanne and Baron said...

a very thought provoking post Dina...thank you for sharing

excellent photos

Louis la Vache said...

Ah, the media - always at pains to paint Israel in the worst light. (sigh)

VP said...

It worked, that is enough. Good fences...

Petrea Burchard said...

This is the fence to show, Dina. Thank you, and thanks for linking us so we can think about it on our own.

I hope it comes down soon and that everyone finds ways to live together in peace.

JM said...

'Like a scar across the landscape'... You've said it all. Great entry, well done, Dina.

Jilly said...

Well, you have shown us the most thought-provoking fence today Dina. I wish that it didn't have to be so but it's good you showed it and thanks for the two websites.

Karl said...

Fences are often built to protect something or someone, the second effect is, they separate...

Great post, Dina!

Nathalie said...

Dear Dina,

When I thought of our fence theme and Jerusalem, I immediately thought of "the wall" and wondered whether you would post about it. I'm glad you did. Thanks for the links and your comment about it not being concrete all the way like the media portray it.

I hope the 'envelope' soon becomes a thing of the past.

crystal said...

Interesting to see the fence. We have our own fence here - the Mexico-United States barrier - though you don't see much about it in the news.

ρομπερτ said...

How moving an entry.

Babzy said...

temporary can last for years, unhappily , great choice for the theme !

Kay said...

Those are walls of sadness. I'm wishing for peace for all of you.

Cloudia said...

thanks for telling and showing it like it IS, Dina

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mirae said...

hello beautiful Dina, this is powerful art and metaphor,-the scar across the landscape.

have a beautiful day.

Buck said...

Thank you Dina.