November 1, 2008 | Col. (Res.) Danny Tirza
In March 2002, at the height of a terror campaign in which 1,804 Israelis were killed in Palestinian suicide bombings, the government of Israel decided to take a defensive measure to block terrorists from reaching Israeli population centers by establishing a physical obstacle. Even Israel's worst enemies confessed that the security fence saved Israeli lives. In building the fence, great efforts were invested and solutions were provided to meet the unique needs of the Christian churches.
June 1, 2006 | Zalman Shoval
The U.S. military victory in Iraq did at first create a more congenial atmosphere among Palestinians for peace with Israel. However, the present situation in Iraq, as well as Iran and Muslim fundamentalism in general, have caused matters to move in the opposite direction. The Palestinians are further away from a spirit of reconciliation and compromise than ever before.
The ICJ Opinion on the Separation Barrier: Designating the Entire West Bank as “Palestinian Territory”
October 2, 2005 | Robbie Sabel
The International Court of Justice in The Hague (ICJ) in its advisory opinion on the legality of Israel's separation barrier uncritically adopted the UN General Assembly phrase "Palestinian territories" as applying to all the territories. The UN General Assembly is a political body. It is not a global legislature that creates international law through its resolutions.