As an experienced Reuters reporter living and working in Israel, Hamilton undoubtedly knows that 97% of the length of the Israeli security fence to which he refers is chain-link fence, significantly less odious than the Berlin Wall.Now I work in Jerusalem, in another place scarred by fences and fortifications, by deep mistrust and by a forbidding wall, which is even taller than Berlin's. No one expects it to come down any time soon. But I hope it does not stand for 28 years.
And he undoubtedly understands that whereas the Berlin Wall was built to prevent a people from escaping the ravages of a fascist ideological system employing oppression and terror, the Israeli security fence has been built to protect a people from the ravages of another fascist ideological system employing oppression and terror.
We too, hope it does not have to stand for 28 years.