Can I ask you a dumb question?
The Great White Hope of the State of Israel today is the magical security fence that is meant to end the terror threat against the Jewish State forever.
In light of that, the following analysis should come as quite a surprise:
This is the third year in a row in which the number of terrorist acts has been reduced sharply... The Shin Bet and the Israel Defense Forces attribute the reduction mainly to the improvement in their joint capability to foil terrorist attacks and to act against terrorist organizations.
The security fence is no longer mentioned as the major factor in preventing suicide bombings, mainly because the terrorists have found ways to bypass it. The fence does make it harder for them, but the flawed inspection procedures at its checkpoints, the gaps and uncompleted sections enable suicide bombers to enter Israel.
Five suicide bombings took place this year - two in Netanya, one in Hadera, one in Tel Aviv and one, with no fatalities, in Be'er Sheva - compared to only two in 2004. The number of fatalities resulting from these attacks has risen a little, from 14 to 21.
So, there you have it, the "security" fence has nothing to do with providing security for the State of Israel!
So, what then is the purpose of the "security" fence, if not to quietly return Israel to the pre-1967 lines (deemed by Abba Eban as Auschwitz borders), and allow for the creation of a "Palestinian" State?
Second, knowing this, why are so many in Israel silent about the dangers that this "security" fence poses to the Jewish State?