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Arab demonstrators held Palestinian flags as they approached the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights in 2011.
Arab demonstrators held Palestinian flags as they approached the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights in 2011.

“Israel extends new border fence but critics say it is a sign of weakness,” reads the Guardian’s headline, with the sub: “Doubts grow over the fortified frontiers the Jewish state says are needed as deterrents against terrorism and illegal infiltration.”

The doubts, incidentally, are basically something Alex Fishman wrote in Yedioth Aharonot about how the more fences Israel must use for its protection, the weaker its position becomes in the long run.

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It’s a debatable idea, of course, but in the future, the Guardian should probably try to remain more accurate in its headline, which should have read: “Israel extends new border fence but Alex Fishman says it is a sign of weakness.”

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