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  • Work stepped up on Israel-Egypt border fence

    June 2, 2011 | 10:12 am

    Construction has been completed on the first permanent section of a border fence between Israel and Egypt.

    On Wednesday, Israeli Defense Ministry Director Gen. Udi Shani toured the fence site, which will be nearly 135 miles long when it is completed in mid-2012. A decision to speed...

  • Egypt FM: Gaza border crossing to be permanently opened

    April 28, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    Egypt’s foreign minister said in an interview with Al-Jazeera on Thursday that preparations were underway to open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on a permanent basis.

    Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil al-Arabi told Al-Jazeera that within seven to 10 days, steps will be taken in...

  • The ABCs of immigrating to the USA

    By Cedric M. Shen

    February 15, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Immigration. 

    Rarely has such an innocuous word caused so much debate, stirred so much passion, and given so much hope, in recent times.  From 9/11, to the Great Recession, to SB 1070, to the DREAM Act - immigration issues permeate just about every facet of our lives.  I am a U.S....

  • Concern rising along the Israel-Egypt border

    February 7, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    Driving along the Israel-Egypt border near this southern Israeli town, rusted metal posts strung with barbed wire give way to sand dunes and an exposed, open border as wide open as the question of what will become of the countries’ relations now that Egypt is in turmoil.

    During a...

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  • My Interview with the Department of Homeland Security!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 1, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Years ago, I had applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security.  Why would I apply for a position with the Homeland Security?  Who knows…  Remember my post about my ADD, and pins in my ass?  Well, that’s why.  This was right after 9/11, and they just formed this new...

  • Israel beefs up troops on Egyptian border

    February 1, 2011 | 8:36 am

    Israel’s military has increased its presence on the border with Egypt over fears that terrorists and migrants will take advantage of the unrest in Egypt to cross into Israel.

    The army and Border Police also are concerned that large groups of Bedouin living in the Sinai will attempt...

  • Israel begins building barrier on Egyptian border

    November 22, 2010 | 8:19 am

    Israel began construction of a barrier along its border with Egypt.

    Engineers were scheduled to fan out along Israel’s southern border Monday and prepare the ground of for the construction of the barrier and electronic fence.

    The nearly $375 million, 155-mile project is being...

  • Israel again allowing cars to enter Gaza

    September 20, 2010 | 3:08 pm

    A shipment of private cars was allowed to enter Gaza for the first time in three years.

    The 20 cars entered Gaza Monday through the Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and Gaza. The car shipment will be followed in coming weeks by several others, Haaretz reported.

    The cars are...

  • Reversal of fortune: The Mexican immigrant shift

    June 26, 2008 | 11:31 am

    "Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America" by Gregory Rodgriguez (Pantheon, 2007).

    The immigration-reform debate has gripped the country and enflamed passions. Hate groups, along with mainstream media, have engaged in facile...

  • Border Protests Not Fight for Civil Rights

    By Joe R. Hicks

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Speaker after speaker at the recent immigration march in Los Angeles told the 500,000-strong primarily Latino crowd that racism and anti-immigrant sentiments lie behind the debates on Capitol Hill about border enforcement. This was the focus at the march and subsequent student...

  • Israel: A Time of Change

    By Larry Derfner

    September 3, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    On Aug. 9, the "Tel Aviv Serial Rapist," who has the city's women looking over their shoulders in fear, evidently tried to commit his 10th rape in the last six months, but police say he let his pleading victim go, and ran off. On the same day, Police Minister Avigdor Kahalani advised...
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