Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dear Israel, Let Us Paint The Fence

On the other side of the fence, the terrorists who had once crossed indiscriminately into Israel, threatening buses, pizza parlors and innocent men and women, have turned themselves into artists. Now, they paint the security fence and receive international recognition for it. By claiming the spotlight in this regard, they insure that they determine the narrative of the debate and the news parrot their ridiculous jargon.

This is a sorry state of affairs. The fence is an unfortunate but necessary situation. It has effectively reduced suicide bombing attacks by over 90%. It protects people. Period.

But, it is there. And, until Israel is willing to let artists and groups such as A4I paint messages of support and hope along the Israeli side, it will continue to be misrepresented in the media.

We beg for this opportunity.

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