Tuesday, February 16, 2010

J.Post February 16: Ehud Barak vs. Israel

israel security barrier fence west bankSir, - Friday's Jerusalem Post informed us that 'in a boost to the Palestinian protest movement against the West Bank security barrier, the IDF began laying the groundwork to reroute 1,700 meters of the of the security fence in Bil'in' ("IDF moving 1,700 meters of the security fence in Bil'in," February 12). This was the result of five years of weekly demonstrations by villagers joined by foreign and native leftist groups against a security barrier that was erected to stop suicide bombings that have killed more than 1,000 Israelis in the last decade. The protests themselves often ended in violence and injuries to border guards and soldiers.

We cannot help comparing the above with the vociferous threat issued by Ehud Barak to 'use all the might of the combined armed forces of Israel' against those who attempted to protest the overly harsh applications of the 'building freeze' in Judea and Samaria.

It is both painful and disheartening to note that the minister of defense finds it difficult to identify the country's real enemies.

Petah Tikva

[Image credit: Jacob Rask]