A Line in the Sand - New York Times: "In certain respects, the proposed 450-mile barrier is a model of planning reduced to its most primitive - the desire to divide black from white, us from them. Conceived in 2002 to protect Israel from terrorists, it has been extolled as a necessary tool for self-preservation. It has also been assailed as a formula for ghettoization and a symbol of colonialism.
But on a fundamental level, it is also a piece of architecture. And its construction has generated an architectural debate as charged as any in the political realm. "