Writing in Saudi Arabia’s English daily Arab News, Gwynne Dyer points out that Israel is by no means the only country constructing a security barrier:
"If good fences make good neighbors, then the world is experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of neighborliness. They used to wall cities. Now they wall whole countries."
Among the countries building walls, fences, berms or other barriers, Dyer lists Afghanistan, India, Kuwait, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Uzbekistan.
"It is only a matter of time before really serious barriers appear on the EU’s land frontiers, especially with Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Turkey. The walls are going up all over the world, and most of them will not come down for a long time, if ever."
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