Like great stone walls in the wilderness, borders threaten to rein in, to cut off, and finally, to destroy ancient ways of life in ancient lands. Wilderness has no chance to escape civilization that eventually becomes urban sprawl and finally, acres and acres of cement. Especially in this land of Israel/Palestine one could wonder, "where have all the trees gone?". It seems we can't be civilized without war. Israel is attempting to replace the forests destroyed through the years of bitter fighting that continues today. The border is, indeed, a great stone wall that confuses beginnings with endings.
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