As we all know from reading the Northeastern press, a fence along the Mexican border couldn`t possibly restrain illegal border-crossers. It`s a law of physics, or something!
For some reason, however, the laws of physics don`t apply in Israel, which, over the last decade, has been industriously building fences that have proven quite successful at keeping out suicide bombers and other highly motivated would-be intruders. Now, to cut down on illegal immigration of Africans passing through Egypt, Israel is building a 5-meter tall razor wire fence on its 140-mile border with Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula. The Washington Post complained yesterday about the colossal expense and waste of sending all of 1,200 National Guardsmen to protect America`s border, but its recent article on Israel`s latest fence is much more respectful of Israeli justifications for securing its border.