Jewish Press: The Population and Immigration Authority on Wednesday published its figures for 2018, which reveal that not a single infiltrator has entered Israel in 2018, while 7,957 infiltrators were expelled from the country and 3,490 left as part of a government plan encouraging voluntary departures.
The Egypt–Israel border fence stretches along the full 152 miles from Rafah to Eilat between the two countries, where the bulk of infiltrations from east Africa took place a decade or so ago. Construction work on the fence began in 2010 and completed in 2013, at the cost of $450 million. Since then the fence has proven to be practically impenetrable. The steel barrier project features cameras, radar, and motion detectors.
The total length of the US continental border with Mexico is 1,954 miles. At $2.960 million per mile—the cost of Israel’s border fence, and assuming equal costs in both countries—would be $5.785 billion. And there’s no need for a wall or steel slats. Who would scale this fence, motion detectors and all? more …
Opinion: If a border wall is so effective in the most dangerous neighborhood in the world, reason would dictate that a border wall on the US southern border would be as well.
So why then does the left go apoplectic at the mere mention of a wall?
- It can’t be the cost – $5 billion is a tiny fraction of the US budget
- It can’t be that it doesn’t work – Barack Obama has a 10 foot wall around his house
It can only be a kind of national self-loathing to bring an end to the US as the world’s lone superpower by weakening its borders, economy and culture.
Hillary Clinton let it slip in 2013:
“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.”
Pope Francis even tried to tied it to salvation:
“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,” Francis said. “This is not in the Gospel.”
On December 6, Nancy Pelosi called it immoral:
“We, most of us, speaking for myself, consider the wall immoral, ineffective and expensive.”
It is about paving the way for global government as prophesied in Daniel 7:23 and Revelation 13:1.