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Ben the Builder Has a New Fence in Mind

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Posted on Jan 10, 2010
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Israel is no stranger to fences. This one—declared illegal by international courts—stands near the Palestinian enclave of Ramallah.

Possibly inspired by that thing on the U.S.-Mexican border, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that Israel will construct a $1.5 billion fence along sections of its border with Egypt, claiming it will “ensure the Jewish and democratic character” of Israel. —JCL

Haaretz:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ordered to construct a fence at a cost of $1.5 billion along two segments of Israel’s border with Egypt, in an attempt to stem the infiltration of migrant workers as well as of terrorist elements into Israel.

Netanyahu told officials gathered at the Prime Minister’s Office that the goal of the project “was to ensure the Jewish and democratic character of the State of Israel.”

“We shall remain open to war refugees, but we will not allow thousands of illegal migrant workers to flood the country,” Netanyahu added.

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By drbhelthi, January 13, 2010 at 1:08 am Link to this comment

Has the “improved wall” already been funded by the US Treasury,
or will CIA Black Monies be used? Or will it be funneled thru
the MOSSAD operating in the US? Israel´s money to burn has the
pictures of former US Presidents on it.

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By radson, January 11, 2010 at 6:20 pm Link to this comment

“We shall remain open to war refugees, but we will not allow thousands of illegal migrant workers to flood the country,” Netanyahu added.

Unless of course their Russian and in a hurry to colonize ;that is.

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By PatrickHenry, January 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm Link to this comment

wildflower

There’s always the question of where all the Madoff money went. 

Israel has money to burn.

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By samparkinson, January 11, 2010 at 1:19 pm Link to this comment
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ISRAEL’s character is neither ‘Jewish’ nor
‘democratic’.

Judaism prohibits the taking of human life - other than
in genuine self-defense.

Democracy represents the will of the majority of the
people and prohibits corruption.

Israel is an secular autocracy not a Jewish democracy.

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By wildflower, January 11, 2010 at 12:57 pm Link to this comment

Re: “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ordered to
construct a fence at a cost of $1.5 billion along two segments of Israel’s border with Egypt.”

Of course, Netanyahu has money to throwaway on a fence. What country wouldn’t have money for little extras like fancy fences when you have a U.S. Senator like Lieberman who is willing to sacrifice his Nation’s sick and rob his Nation’s taxpayers just so your pockets are always full of cash?

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By Ed Harges, January 11, 2010 at 11:58 am Link to this comment

I am not interested in what may be the “solution” for Israel. But it’s very clear that
for America, one and only one thing absolutely must be done as soon as possible:
cease all support for Israel and get the hell out of this hideous mess.

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By omop, January 11, 2010 at 8:05 am Link to this comment

As Cousin Zebbo in the Ozarks is quoted as saying after hearing about Ben’s
plan, “hey they gotta do something with the $13/16 million dollars they receive
daily from our Uncle Sam.”

Besides as their famous Rabbi Yaacov Perrin, said back in 1999,  “One million
Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail.” —

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By Arabian Sinbad, January 10, 2010 at 6:42 pm Link to this comment

So the fanatic Ben prayed for his racist-real state god on his Sabbath, then he emerged the following day with a commandment to this false new Moses that Israel must keep its Jewish character by building another ghetto wall around the lands it stole from the natives.

Well done fanatic Ben! This is another step in the right direction to prove to the world that Israel, planted artificially through terrorism and racism in the heart of the Arab-Muslim world will never belong to the area except as long as war-measures and fear-walls will give it an artificial lease on life!
The Crusaders built the most elaborate war castles to protect themselves from the natives, a scheme that worked relatively for a while till the true God of Justice raised Saladin who righted the wrongs!

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By Steve E, January 10, 2010 at 5:47 pm Link to this comment

Ok, now how much cash do the American People contribute to Israel each year in
aid if any at all? Well if these genocidal parasites get any, and I think they get
plenty, cut them off.

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By D.R, January 10, 2010 at 5:38 pm Link to this comment
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I wonder if they are using US Aid $$$$ to pay for this…. 

I for one do not wish to pay for this.

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By samosamo, January 10, 2010 at 5:15 pm Link to this comment

How quaint of old uncle ben der furhrer calling it a fence instead
of the wall that it is, all about semantics or is that semitics?

Whatever, I just know that whatever persecution jews have had
to endure in other people’s countries becomes more evident
that it was well earned because those peoples really got tired of
YOUR RACIAL BS & DISCRIMINATION & HEGEMONY, not from all jews but enough of them, which goes further back than most all other religions.

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By lichen, January 10, 2010 at 4:23 pm Link to this comment

Since Israel imported it’s own cheap labor via Russian jewish exiles once the Soviet Union was forced to collapse, it doesn’t need anyone else anymore.  And since Israel has it’s own terrorist force, the IDF, I guess they don’t contract much murder out anymore?  I wonder if they will try to build the wall a few miles inside Egypt, so as to appropriate more land, like they did to Palestine?

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By PatrickHenry, January 10, 2010 at 4:15 pm Link to this comment

brewerstroupe, the photos of the Pals jumping the walls is reminiscent of the US Southwest.  I wouldn’t know the difference if I didn’t know where these walls are. 

I’m sure if the Pals wanted to suicide bomb, they could do it at any time, the wall wouldn’t matter.

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By PatrickHenry, January 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm Link to this comment

“Jewish and democratic character of the State of Israel.”

Read separate but equal.  It doesn’t work as we have found out here in the U.S.

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By P. T., January 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm Link to this comment

Ahh, the wall does not surround the occupied territories but instead runs through them.

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