A Palestinian family reacts after Israeli bulldozers demolished their home in the Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, Feb. 5, 2013. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Newly elected Israeli Knesset member Yair Lapid (l), leader of the Yesh Atid party, speaks to Naftali Bennett, head of the hard-line national religious party the Jewish Home, during a Feb. 5 reception in Jerusalem marking the opening of the 19th Knesset. (URIEL SINAI/GETTY IMAGES)
Richard Curtiss at work in his Washington Report office. (STAFF PHOTO D. HANLEY)
Then-Vice President Dick Cheney (l) and Likud chairman Benyamin Netanyahu, out of office at the time and serving as the official Israeli opposition leader, at a March 23, 2008 breakfast meeting at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (r) shares candies with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief Murad Ebrahim during a Feb. 11 visit to the rebels’ stronghold in Sultan Kudarat on the island of Mindanao. (KARLOS MANLUPIG/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Emad Burnat views his five broken cameras in his documentary of the same name. (PHOTO COURTESY KINO LORBER)
September 2003 Postcard
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DEAR SENATOR or REPRESENTATIVE:
Israel is building a wall inside the internationally accepted borders of the West Bank. Most of the wall is made up of parallel barbed-wire fences with a trench or some other obstacle in between. Some segments of the wall are solid concrete, more than 20 feet high and interspersed with guard towers.
Israeli bulldozers have razed Palestinian-owned homes, farms, and 83,000 trees, clearing a path for what Palestinians call the “Apartheid Wall.” The new ugly scar cleverly envelopes wells, aquifers and other water sources, as well as illegal Israeli outposts and settlements. Israel’s “Security Wall” will completely enclose several Palestinian cities, cutting them off from the rest of the West Bank. Israeli armed guards and checkpoints will continue to restrict the right to travel for ordinary men and women.
The United States, which helped tear down the Berlin wall, is actually financing Israel’s wall. As my representative I ask you to block all aid until Israel makes a serious committment to peace. Tell Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to “Tear down this wall.”