It’s no secret the nation of Israel has many enemies. As the only Jewish state in the world, many wish it harm. On top of that, it is the only true democracy in a region of kings, dictators, and tyrants. Israel is an example to the entire Middle East of what is possible when you give your people liberty and the right to vote.
But many of her neighbors don’t share that sentiment. Palestine, among many other Arab states, doesn’t want Israel to exist. They seek to destroy the Jewish nation, killing every last citizen. Israel is frequently the target of terror attacks. It’s busy cities and communities are under constant threat of bombings or lone attackers.
Because of that, the country has taken strong measures to protect itself. Aside from advanced military technology (like the Iron Dome), Israel has implemented security features to protect its border and cities. Time and again, they have proven to be effective at keeping at bay would-be terrorists and hostile agents.
While speaking for an interview, Texas Senator Ted Cruz discussed Israel security standards. He supported Israel’s right to use strong security to defend its borders. That was enough to make any liberal outraged, but he took it step further. He said “undoubtedly” that America must learn from Israel’s example, including a strong border wall to protect our nation.
Israel “undoubtedly” serves as a model for securing America’s borders, said Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) during an interview on Breitbart News Sunday…
“For Israel, borders are life or death,” Cruz continued. “Borders are ensuring that innocent men, women, and children are not murdered by terrorists seeking to destroy them. And so, there is a great deal we can learn on border security from Israel in terms of how to effectively secure a border.”
The events of the day gave a new relevance to Cruz’s remarks on Israeli border policy. In the years before this eruption of violence, Israel instituted a strategy of border walls that has proven highly effective in stopping crossings by Palestinian Arabs and has cut back dramatically on the terrorism that was once pervasive in Israeli society.
President Trump, on the campaign trail, made frequent reference to the existence and efficacy of Israel’s extensive, manned walls, as he pitched his own plan for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. [Source: Breitbart]
In defending Israel’s extensive border wall system, Ted Cruz said, “You don’t have the luxury of indulging in political correctness and ignoring the harsh realities of the world we live in.” Exactly.
Much of the debate over our border wall has been due to political correctness. Liberals, even many conservatives, are too cowardly to admit we need a wall across the Southern border. They don’t want to “offend” anyone, by suggesting criminals are crossing our border. But that doesn’t matter. The fact remains that many dangerous people use our border with Mexico like a revolving door.
Drug cartels smuggle weapons, drugs, and people into America. They conduct human trafficking, including sex trafficking. Terrorists are well-aware of how hard it is for the U.S. to protect the massive border. And because Mexico does nothing to prevent people from crossing, it’s open season.
We face many of the same dangers as Israel. As one of the most influential and prosperous nations in the world, we have a huge target on our backs. Criminals and terrorists want to destroy us. All they need to do is get into the U.S. Why bother with tricking Customs agents at airports when they can easily sneak in at the border?
Israel has shown that strict security works. They have erected extensive border walls across their nation. It has dramatically reduced the number of attacks in their country. So, why don’t we? Criminal aliens daily try to enter our country. At best, they only take jobs away from American people. At worst, they are drug cartels who pump our communities with poison and murder. Only when we follow our ally’s example and erect our own wall will we be secure.