Opinion  Guy Bechor
Israel needs massive fence on eastern border
Guy Bechor
Published: 29.06.14, 00:32
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1. Fortunate Wealthy ought Remember
Zechariah   (06.29.14)
The Nazis Plundered Jewish Wealth in Europe and as the Black Hundreds Get near this time they will face a horrific deterrance if they attack.Before WW2 the Palestinian Salafi aligned with the Nazis in Closing escape routes to the Jews of Europe .The Jews are now armed and have the Capacity to Repel.
2. Annex the Jordan Valley
aaa   (06.29.14)
3. Mr. Rabin was correct: The Jordan Valley, in the widest...
N.L.Katz ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (06.29.14)
...meaning of the term, must remain part of Israel. If Israel had not insisted that the Jordan River is Israel's border, the forces of ISIS could be found on the outskirts of Kfar Sava and Ben-Gurion International Airport. Perhaps those insisting that we give and give and give will now realize that the only way for peace is peace itself: Peace-for-Peace.
4. Something Like The Maginot Line ?
Dan ,   USA   (06.29.14)
Which worked so well for France...not!
5. Jordan in trouble !
yosef, phd ,   florida - israel   (06.29.14)
Very nice, concerned, informed article. Watch the cowardly Israeli government do nothing again. It will take at least a direct bombing of the Knesset building to get some real action, for a change...
6. Medieval
Paul ,   Tel Aviv   (06.29.14)
You are so right. This is a completely medieval crusade. So modern. Far better the biblical justifications for the near half century of occupation that dehumanise Arab and Jew alike.
7. The truth is
Joya   (06.29.14)
That isis neither al qaeda managed to beat America. Jordan and Israel are well trained and we know how to avoid war, besides that we are protected. Do not look for troubles because we will kick your asses. Shalom from Israel Ps: And Israel and the settlements are legally a Jewish State, baruh Hashem adonai eloheinu,
8. Help them - Help ourselves
A Jerusalemite ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (06.29.14)
Fencing ourselves in and abandoning Jordan is not the answer. We must stop the ISIS within Jordan - before it reaches our borders. Helping Jordan in this case is saving ourselves.
9. writer showing true colors
rm ,   NL Amsterdam   (06.29.14)
when at the end he propogates a fence in the Jordan Valley and the establishment of military 'settlements" It's not about security...it's about another massive landgrab...
10. Take heed
Takeshi   (06.29.14)
I don't think a fence, however tall and strong it is, can solve the problem of isis. The solution has to be concerted, multinational and extremely thorough. No stones unturned and no problem left behind. Only then can other nations take heed and disavow from such examples of black-flag terrorism. Only then can Iran see it is not worth for them, either.l
11. thanks to the muslim in chief and the jewish goats voting fo
Daniel ,   TA - IL   (06.29.14)
but also in wo ii the us jews acted perfidious and letting their family members get burned... age-old jewish practice
12. Kerry just tried, to sell Israel out to ISIS...
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (06.29.14)
luckily the events on the ground have made him & boss Obumma IRRELEVANT !
13. Bechor is correct
Dror ,   Haifa, Israel   (06.29.14)
We need a more fortified border with Jordan. Double fencing several meters high, cameras, sensors, sand trails, high fortified towers.. THE WORKS.. Get to work Bibi... Anyone approching the fence would be tetected kilometers away. Thsi is no Maginot line for the fools comparing it to that.. This is open desert. Detection is key.. GET TO BUILDING...
14. Yes! More Fences, please!
Dilbert ,   in the office   (06.29.14)
The whole country is already fenced in. Feels exactly like back in the Ghetto Days in the East. Homey!
15. #9
aaron ,   toronto,canada   (06.29.14)
You have NOTHING to say, your country is already being taken over by these dirty muslims and they'll throw you out to the wolves in ten years maximum.
16. Read my lips ,...
split ,   US   (06.29.14)
No fence or dome, massive or not will save you from the black hatted, modestly wrapped time bomb you nourish inside ;) ,...
17. #4
Jake ,   Haifa Israel   (06.29.14)
ISIS has sympathizers in Jordan who would absolutely try and infiltrate into Israel or the West Bank for terror purposes. A fence would serve the same purpose it does in the territories and on the Egyptian border and would be effective. The fence is not designed to stop a regular armed force.
18. This Storm Was Instigated By Jewish Neo-Cons In The USA
World Citizen ,   the world   (06.29.14)
They thought they were smart when they tricked Bush into toppling Saddam Hussein. They are still causing trouble with their desire to oust Assad. What they are doing is putting the people of Israel in grave peril. If ISIS and other radical elements gain control of Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Egypt then Israel will be the next target. There will be jihad particularly if your religious fanatics try to build a temple at the Dome of the Rock. Your air force and all the nuclear weapons Israel has will not defeat a determined asymmetrical force. Your army is not that powerful because the Israel people have become soft and "your boys" must be protected at all costs. Any protracted conflict will interrupt your economy and we all know that money is very important to the oligarchy that runs your country.
19. No fence. A cleared, mined, free-...
Gideon Reader   (06.29.14)
...fire zone (Zona Caliente) pre arty ranged to break up and toast vehiclular ISIS(L) formations and leave infantry mobiles open to air sorties. These a-holes ARE very dangerous but not all that smart. Just when compared vis a vis Obama's "smart stuff" they look good/ Israel-Jordan is NOT Iraq and being willing to be killed is not all that smart a strategy. (See Gen. Patton quotes, etc.) More co-op with the good little king east of Judea/Samaria is in everybodies best interests.
20. Foolish
Everyone who knows the topography knows that this is a foolish article. A fence is useless. Israel can be defended only with complete control of the Eastwards facing hills, meaning destruction of the PLO army and massive Jewish presence in the hills. Once again, the Zionists are proven right and the Leftists are proven wrong.
21. regional cooperation
Zsolt ,   Wanganui,NZ   (06.30.14)
I don't think even the greatest possible wall can offer long term solution. As Liberman suggested last week only a completely new, mutual regional negotiation and settlement plan can offer sustainable solutions. And Israel could be the positive initiator of such a process which of course would not be easy with all the distrust, hatred bottled up in the Middle East, but now when all the nations in the region are hurting or already falling, everybody has a reason to sit around a round table and try to find some common solution, safeguarding a common survival.
22. Build baby, build !!!!!!!!!
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (06.30.14)
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