The “security barrier” on the Israeli-Palestine border (or quite often not on the border but cutting into Palestine) has attracted worldwide criticism. The Israeli’s have been accused of creating a modern-day Berlin wall and criticised for the damaging effects the barrier will have on Palestine and future relations with Israel and its neighbours.
The Americans rarely criticise Israel but when it’s something that attracts universal criticism – even within Israel itself – they will usually make a half-hearted criticism. But not on this occassion. I wonder what possible reason they could have for allowing Israel to steal large chunks of Palestine and cut them off from the rest of the world without a murmour … oh, I see.