I don't have time for much of a post today but this is important so I'll just give you the raw info so you can put it together for yourselves. Incredibly, but not unexpectedly, the International Court of Justice (a misnomer if ever there was one) has determined that the Israel’s fence, which protects them from Palestinian suicide bombers, is illegal.
Haaretz - Israel NewsHere is some information on the effectiveness of the fence. Here is some more. Here is Isreal's High Court Ruling from a few days ago. And here, just for good measure, is shocking speech to the U.N. at a conference on Confronting Anti-Semitism by Anne Bayefsky.
"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," the ruling says.
Fourteen justices supported the decision and the sole opponent was the American judge, Thomas Buerghenthal.
In building the fence, the court rules, Israel violated international humanitarian law, by infringing on Palestinians' freedom of movement, freedom to seek employment, education and health. It also states that Israel violated international treaties it had signed which deal with these topics: "The construction of such a wall accordingly constitutes breaches by Israel of its various obligations under the applicable international humanitarian law and human rights instruments."
The court also rules that Israel must halt construction of the fence and pull down those sections built inside the West Bank. "Israel is under an obligation to... cease forthwith the works of construction of the wall being built in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, to dismantle forthwith the structure therein situated..." the ruling says.
All of this information shows a pattern of growing international anti-semitism. Good luck.