Comment: The chairperson of the Labor party Mr. Isaac Hertzog suggested separating East Jerusalem from West Jerusalem with a security fence. He said that Jews did not pray for places like Shuafat and Isawiya in East Jerusalem when they asked God to enable them to return to Jerusalem.
Answer: I understand that they didn’t pray for such neighbors. I realize that there is nothing good in having Arab neighbors as long as the Jews don’t correct themselves. So first and foremost we Jews have to correct ourselves, and as long as it doesn’t happen, we need to build fences. The world is returning to its starting point, to fencing cities like with the Chinese wall, etc.
Question: Does this mean that you are in favor of building fences between different parts of Jerusalem?
Answer: Absolutely not. We should only build fences around our state and not inside it. The fences should protect the state from immigrants who are trying to cross the border from Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan in any way they can.
Of course, we should fence Israel in the best possible way as we did in the Gaza strip, that makes things much simpler. Our neighbors are forcing us to do so over and over again, and so we need to build fences and engage in our correction, and our change will lead to the change of our neighbors.
This will be an invisible potential barrier.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/10/16