TITLE

Behind Berlin's and Israel's walls

AUTHOR(S)
Kampmark, Binoy
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Eureka Street;8/26/2011, Vol. 21 Issue 16, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the concept behind the Berlin Wall in Germany and Israel Wall. It reveals that the construction of the wall serves as the symbolic site of conflict between global ideologies and systems, and an actual manifestation of brutal state fear. In addition, the Israelis believe that the wall is a security fence, not a diplomatic nor political, but was rationalized at times as a security barrier, an anti-fascist barrier.
ACCESSION #
67231816

 

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