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Israeli Fence Isn't a Barrier to Peace

August 20, 2003

Thank you for Max Abrahms' Aug. 14 commentary, "Terrorism Casts Pall on 'Road Map.' " The security fence that Israel is constructing is not a barrier to peace. To the contrary, if the fence can prevent terror attacks, it may actually promote peace by compelling the Palestinians to negotiate in good faith without having the option of threatening terrorism if they don't receive everything they want.

Moreover, it bears emphasis that, if and when there is a peace agreement, the fence can be removed or relocated in accordance with the terms of the treaty. By contrast, there is nothing that can be done to bring back the more than 1,000 Israeli innocents who have been barbarically murdered by Palestinian terrorists since the Oslo peace accords were signed in 1993. They are dead -- forever.

Stephen A. Silver

Concord, Calif.

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