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Sunday, August 15, 2004

Guess who's building a security wall now?

from Naomi Ragen

Friends:

You're not going to believe this, but the very same EU that has been hammering Israel about the fence is now building one of its own, maybe even with Israeli help. This is NOT a joke.

From http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=823974&fid=942

After European representatives launched a campaign against Israel's separation fence, and voted against Israel at the UN general assembly, theEU is planning a separation fence of its own. The EU plans to build a fence to separate its new members - Poland and Hungary - from its new neighbors -Russia, Belarus and Ukraine - to prevent the free movement of migrants seeking to enter the EU.

Israeli companies that specialize in the construction of warning fences and security systems will participate in tenders to build hundreds of kilometers of fences along the EU's new eastern border.

Maybe Israel should change say the fence is to keep out migrant workers, not terrorists.

Naomi