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Berlin Wall is gone but Israel’s inhumane barrier still stands http://nigelparry.com/enginefiles/uploads/banksy-israel-wall.jpg David Pratt/ Herald Scotland In writing this, buy cheap didronel online I’m bracing myself for being called an anti-Semite, buy cheap didronel online an appeaser of terrorists and propagandist for the Palestinian cause. I’m none of those things. I say this simply because these days, buy cheap didronel online it seems, buy cheap didronel online anyone who dares criticise the policies of the Israeli government leaves themselves open to such accusations. The compulsion to write something that would leave me prone to such an attack was instigated earlier this week by watching Berlin’s champagne and fireworks celebrations commemor ating the fall of the Wall. How strange it must be, buy cheap didronel online I thought, buy cheap didronel online for any Palestinian in the village of Abu Dis, buy cheap didronel online sitting before a TV screen looking on as the world indulges in rapturous back-slapping over the restoration of freedom and human rights that came with the passing of the wall. I mention Abu Dis not because it’s special, buy cheap didronel online but simply because I know it well, buy cheap didronel online having spent some time there over the years. Buy cheap didronel online Indeed, buy cheap didronel online I might just as easily have named umpteen other Palestinian communities cut off behind the concrete wall and fence built by Israel that stands twice as high and runs four times as long as its infamous Berlin predecessor. What was amazing about the Berlin jamboree – aside from the toppling dominoes – was that in the days leading up to and during the celebrations, buy cheap didronel online scant mention was made of Israel’s illegal “separation wall” which today, buy cheap didronel online like its bygone equivalent, buy cheap didronel online stands as a global symbol of repression. Why, buy cheap didronel online on this grand occasion marking the end of the Berlin Wall, buy cheap didronel online was there not more reflection or objection to the injustice caused by its contemporary counterpart? Perhaps, buy cheap didronel online it is because the word apartheid is something the world would prefer to forget, buy cheap didronel online and to which Israel itself takes grave exception. Buy cheap didronel online Apartheid, buy cheap didronel online after all, buy cheap didronel online is something of a historical embarrassment, buy cheap didronel online even if its existence and enforcement – whatever Israel might say – shamefully continues today for millions of Palestinians corralled in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, buy cheap didronel online 15 years after its demise in South Africa. But there is another, buy cheap didronel online altogether more worrying, buy cheap didronel online reason for our collective reticence over Israel’s shameful policy of closure and containment of the Palestinian people. It has to do with the way the world becomes cowed whenever the need arises to confront this “democratic” state over policies that fly in the face of international law and human rights conventions. Frankly, buy cheap didronel online I can almost understand this reluctance to criticise Israel, buy cheap didronel online given the relentless, buy cheap didronel online uncompromising and intimidating response the Jewish state invokes whenever it is challenged or questioned. Look no further, buy cheap didronel online for example, buy cheap didronel online than Jerusalem’s reaction to last month’s Goldstone Report findings on the recent war in Gaza. Alternatively, buy cheap didronel online ask any indivi­dual who has had the audacity to make public their objections to Israel’s wall or human rights violations, buy cheap didronel online only to find themselves on the receiving end of an often vitriolic Zionist lobby. One of the favourite responses of these Zionist cadres is to denounce any critic as an anti-Semite, buy cheap didronel online or if that doesn’t work, buy cheap didronel online an appeaser of terrorists. I remember well the first time I dared use the word apartheid in the context of Israel’s wall. In pointing out in an article that the Hebrew word “hafrada”, buy cheap didronel online which means “separation”, buy cheap didronel online was often now used as a virtual catch-all term for an apartheid existence between Israelis and Palestinians, buy cheap didronel online I was inundated with some very nasty email correspondence. How many of those who sent these emails, buy cheap didronel online I wonder, buy cheap didronel online would have known that as far back as 1999, buy cheap didronel online Ariel Sharon, buy cheap didronel online then Israel’s Foreign Minister, buy cheap didronel online spoke openly about the proposed wall, buy cheap didronel online referring to it as “the Bantustan plan”, buy cheap didronel online saying that the South African apartheid model offered the most appropriate solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? How many also would have known that it was one of Israel’s own prominent military historians, buy cheap didronel online Professor Martin van Creveld, buy cheap didronel online of the Hebrew University, buy cheap didronel online who was first to propose a wall round the West Bank, buy cheap didronel online and who drew his inspiration for that same proposal from the Berlin Wall, buy cheap didronel online after spending a year’s sabbatical in Germany in 1980-81? “If I could, buy cheap didronel online I would build a concrete wall so tall that even birds could not fly over it, buy cheap didronel online and above all, buy cheap didronel online so the people cannot look each other in the face – complete separation, buy cheap didronel online” Van Creveld is quoted as saying in an article, buy cheap didronel online some years before Mr Sharon, buy cheap didronel online when Israeli Prime Minister, buy cheap didronel online took his idea to heart and made the wall a bitter reality for those Palestinians who now live in its shadow. Of course, buy cheap didronel online whenever questions about the legality of the wall are raised, buy cheap didronel online Israel invariably responds with the same answer: “It stops the bombers and that’s all that matters.” But how can Israel insist on calling it a “security wall” when instead of just separating Israel from the West Bank, buy cheap didronel online it separates Arab from Arab? Indeed, buy cheap didronel online how could a people whose history is full of terrible ghettos now be building one themselves? For Israelis such as these, buy cheap didronel online there is simply no debate to be had. As far as they are concerned, buy cheap didronel online the crushing effects of the wall on the lives of millions of Palestinians is a small price to pay for the relative – if somewhat imaginary – guarantee of their own personal security. But to call it this way makes for a convenient defence of a policy they also know is little more than a land grab and indefensible in terms of international law. “If you want security for your house, buy cheap didronel online you build the wall in your own garden, buy cheap didronel online not in your neighbour’s, buy cheap didronel online” I remember Hassan Akramawi, buy cheap didronel online a Palestinian shopkeeper, buy cheap didronel online telling me near Abu Dis, buy cheap didronel online where the wall had cut his business off from the village customers who gave him a meagre income. For anyone who has never seen the wall, buy cheap didronel online it’s hard to over emphasise the sheer injustice of this concrete scar that gouges its way across olive orchards, buy cheap didronel online family homes, buy cheap didronel online grazing areas, buy cheap didronel online places of work, buy cheap didronel online schools and anything else that, buy cheap didronel online frankly, buy cheap didronel online the state of Israel has decided to confiscate. Its sheer physical size bears down when you are near it. The double standards displayed by many world leaders this week keen to add their ringing endorsement to the inhuman and intolerant rule the Berlin Wall represented, buy cheap didronel online while remaining steadfastly mute on Israel’s present-day incarnation, buy cheap didronel online is shaming to them all. As one old Palestinian man, buy cheap didronel online a resident of Abu Dis, buy cheap didronel online once put it to me succinctly: “Where is the world? Where is the world?” David Pratt Originally published on 13 Nov 2009 at http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/spl/dundee-united/berlin-wall-is-gone-but-israel-s-inhumane-barrier-still-stands-1.932008