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  1. “And the Walls Came…” Perceptions Perspectives Prospects The Israel/Palestine Conflict A Powerpoint Presentation by Marjorie Sabnis

  2. 1961 The Berlin Wall Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! Ronald Reagan 1989 Map

  3. 2003 The West Bank Barrier A Controversial Construction

  4. 2003 The West Bank Barrier A Controversial Construction

  5. 2003 The West Bank Barrier A Controversial Construction

  6. What Questions Do You Have? Why? Impact? How long? How? Cost? When? Who? What? Where?

  7. vallum a wall set with palisades vallus a stake, pale, palisade wall Denotation LATIN a work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, intended for defenseorsecurity, or for an enclosure

  8. barrier OLD FRENCH barriere bar a fence, stockade, or other obstacle in a passage or way, to stop an enemy; anything that hinders attack Denotation

  9. Connotations

  10. What river? Jordan River Israel/Palestine Where is the West Bank? The West Bank

  11. 2003 The West Bank Barrier Maps

  12. 2003 The West Bank Barrier What do you see? Perceptions Enclosure? Security? Forced Annexation?

  13. Israeli Perspective “We have to decide upon separation as a philosophy. There has to be a clear border. Without demarcating the lines, whoever wants to swallow 1.8 million Arabs will just bring greater support for Hamas.” Yitzhak Rabin 1994

  14. Israeli Perspective Suicide Bombings/Terrorism

  15. 985 people have been killed by Palestinian violence and terrorism since September 2000. Israeli Perspective Suicide Bombings/Terrorism

  16. Israeli Perspective There’s been a decrease in successful suicide bomb attacks from the West Bank. The barrier has saved lives!

  17. World Court Perspective “The construction of the wall being built by Israel, the occupying Power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, and its associated regime, are contrary to international law.” International Court of Justice, July 9, 2004

  18. Palestinian Perspective “This is a historic day and a historic decision…The court ruling is a major blow to those racists who built the wall with the false justification of security needs.” Palestinian Prime MinisterAhmed Qureia, 2004

  19. Palestinian Perspective We oppose the barrier. It has separated many of us from our lands, our work places, and our schools—our lives have been severely disrupted!

  20. 2003 The West Bank Barrier Palestinians Protest July 2004

  21. Pope John Paul II’s Perspective The construction of a wall between the Israeli people and the Palestinian people is seen by many as a new obstacle on the road to peaceful cohabitation. In fact, the Holy Land does not need walls but bridges.

  22. Prospects For peace?

  23. Prospects For quality of life?

  24. Prospects For future generations?

  25. FINIS

  26. 1961 The Berlin Wall Soviet-controlled West Germany East Germany A Country Divided NEXT

  27. 1961 The Berlin Wall communism capitalism Britain France U.S. U.S.S.R. East Berlin West Berlin A City Divided Slide 2

  28. 1961 The Berlin Wall 2003 The West Bank Barrier Compare & Contrast

  29. 1961 The Berlin Wall 2003 The West Bank Barrier Compare & Contrast

  30. Ariel Sharon 1961 The Berlin Wall Walter Ulbricht 2003 The West Bank Barrier Compare & Contrast

  31. metaphor “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe…”

  32. Winston Churchill March 5, 1946 “…All these famous cities and the populations around them lie in the Soviet sphere and all are subject in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and increasing measure of control from Moscow.” The Cold War