One way we can all do Israel a favor is providing some perspective on borders.
The photo here, for instance. Recognize it? Are you sure you do? … See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melilla_border_fence to check your answer.
Or, as another example, take the fact that I live in Canada. Our best friend and neighbor to the south is the United States. And guess what? There’s a border between us. And that’s not all, we even have checkpoints, border guards, fences and (gasp) weapons protecting us from each other.
Well, not really protecting us from each other because, after all, we’re friends. More accurately, each of our countries is protecting itself from some of those elements common to every other country. You know the ones, the anarchists, criminals, that kind of thing.
But when was the last time you heard Canada screaming bloody murder over the USA monitoring who gets to cross over? Or, conversely, how irate are American friends if we friendly Canadians prefer not to receive certain potential visitors?
And is Israel really doing such a bad thing protecting its own from radical elements at large – who have clearly stated their intent to destroy every last Israeli?
Just thinking … what would people like us do in the same situation?
I think it’s time for Canadians, Americans and other people protected by security measures (like walls and fences) to start talking about borders.
And if you still need convincing, I’m recommending a post I found today. Although not totally agreeing with labels he uses at the end, at the same timeI couldn’t agree more.
So … ARE YOU READY?
Fasten your seat-belt first (highly recommended) — And THEN … ready? … Click here: http://crazyjew.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/european-hypocrisy/
So grateful for borders,
PS If you liked this blog, you might also like FIGHT APARTHEID LIES @ https://friendingisrael.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/fight-apartheid-lies/