Globe and Mail Five-Part Series on Israeli Security Barrier (January 2, 2006)

January 2, 2006

Reader Alert:
Globe and Mail Five-Part Series
on Israeli Security Barrier

January 2, 2006

Dear HonestReporting Canada subscriber:

The Globe and Mail begins 2006 with a five-part series about Israel’s security barrier. The first installment, entitled “The WALL: Vital protection or land grab?” can be read here. Future installments can be viewed online at

In its January 2 edition, the newspaper introduced the series as follows:

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The series

In the first of a five-part series, The Globe and Mail’s Middle East correspondent, Mark MacKinnon, examines Israel’s controversial security barrier, its impact on the lives of Israelis and Palestinians and implications for the peace process.

Today: Enhanced security or land grab? Or both?

Tomorrow: After the bombs, barrier brings peace to Afula

Wednesday: The wall’s cruel twists and turns

Thursday: On the outside looking in: Jewish settlers ponder their fate

Friday: United in opposition: Israelis and Palestinians battle the wall

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