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Building a Wall

Israel has begun construction on a 225-mile security fence that will wall off Palestinians on the West Bank from Israel proper.

The fence is a physical manifestation of the concept that Israel must break off all contact with the Palestinians.

In this hour, symbolism and reality of what this wall means for the peace process. Is it a sign that all hope for a peaceful resolution is gone? Is it the only response to the continuing terrorist threat? Can fences turn mortal enemies into good neighbors?

Guests:

Edward Luttwak, Senior Fellow Preventive Diplomacy at The Center for Strategic and International Studies

Leila Farsakh, Fellow at the Trans-Arab Research Institute and research affiliate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University

Steven Katz, Director of the Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University

This program aired on June 18, 2002. The audio for this program is not available.

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