"You determined a boundary they could not cross; they were never to cover the earth again." Psalm 104:9

Walls around the World

Today, there are around thirty Walls / Fences that have nothing to do with Israel, plus some temporary walls and several historical walls.

They are to prevent variously; Terrorism, Illegal immigration, Drug smuggling and Weapon smuggling.

Surely, this puts Israel's Security Barrier in perspective.

Everybody gets excited about Israel's "Wall"

Pope's photo-op at "the wall" in Bethlehem

1 - The Pope's own wall

Vatican city: separating it from Italy

1a - Mahmoud Abbas, PA President, has a wall around his presidential palace.

Israel's "Wall" is mostly not a wall at all

Located along border with the disputed West Bank territory (under construction)


Located along border with the Gaza Strip - (Not illustrated)

Underground wall under construction to stop terror tunnels penetrating Israel.

2 - Botswana - Zimbabwe

3 - Brunei - Malaysia

Located along border with the Limbang area of Malaysia

Brunei is building a security fence along its 20-km border with Limbang to stop the flow of irregular migrants and smuggled goods.

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4 - Cyprus: Greek - Turkish

Located along the "Green Line" separating Turkish-controlled North Cyprus from the rest of Cyprus

5 - Egypt - Gaza

Including subterranean barrier.

6 - Hong Kong - China

7 - Hungary - Serbia

The Hungarian Defence Force started building a temporary wall along the Serbian border to curb what government agencies describe as an unprecedented flow of undocumented people coming into the country. The wall is planned to be four meters high and 110 miles long and cost around $35 million.

8 - India - Bangladesh

Located along border with Bangladesh (under construction)

9 - India - Pakistan

Located along disputed border with Pakistan (under construction)

10 - Iran - Afghanistan - Pakistan

Israel - Egypt

11 - Kuwait - Iraq

Located in demilitarized zone

12 - Morocco - Mauritania

Located along border with Western Sahara

13 - North Korea - South Korea

14 - Northern Ireland (United Kingdom):

Protestant - Catholic areas in the city of Belfast

15 - Pakistan - Kashmir

16 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

Separating the favelas of Rio de Janeiro from the rain forest

17 - Russia - Georgia

18 - Saudi Arabia - Yemen


19 - Saudi Arabia - Iraq

(Much of Iraq is controlled by Islamic State)


20 - South Africa - Mozambique

21 - Spain:

Separating Spain's North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla from Morocco

22 - France: - - (for Britain)

Miles of new four-metre high, steel security barriers and razor-wire, with more fencing, cameras and floodlighting to come. Surrounding the makeshift tents in the Calais migrant camp known as the New Jungle, where migrants are waiting to attempt to stow away on lorries to England.

23 - Thailand - Malaysia


24 - Tunisia - Libya

Prime minister Habib Essid said his government would build a wall along its border with Libya, as it reeled from a beach-front attack that killed 38 tourists.

The wall, meant to prevent the infiltration of Islamist fighers, will cover about a third of the 500-kilometre (310 miles) border and would be ready by the end of the year. The barrier is one of the measures announced to counter the threat of Islamic militancy that has targeted the tourism sector.

25 - Turkey - Bulgaria

26 - Turkey - Syria

A wall along the border between Turkey and Syria is pictured near the southeastern town of Deliosman in Kilis province, Turkey, August 29, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

“The EU states have provided the government in Ankara with security and surveillance technology valued at more than 80 million euros in exchange for the protection of its borders.

27 - U.A.E. - Oman

28 - United States - Mexico

29 - Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan

30 - Zimbabwe - South Africa

31 - Lebanon - To contain Palestinian Refugees !

An isolation wall is being erected around the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon.
Palestinians took to social media to voice their frustration, dubbing it "the wall of shame"

Translation: "This image is not from the occupied Palestinian territories. This is a picture of the wall of shame - the apartheid wall built by the Lebanese authority around Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp"


(The picture used is of the Israel/Egypt fence)
Reports of a border fence between Mexico and Guatamala on social media are false news.

Migrant crisis spurs European interest in Israeli border barriers

September 2015

Faced with a surge in migration from the Middle East and North Africa, Hungary and Bulgaria are exploring the possibility of erecting towering steel security fences along parts of their borders, similar to Israel's barrier with Egypt.



Both EU countries are beefing up their borders to deter migrants, many of them refugees from wars, who are seeking to use them as gateways to richer countries further north and west, particularly Germany.

But moves to throw up such barriers - which could be around 5-6 meters (15-20 feet) high, topped with razor wire and equipped with cameras and motion sensors - would evoke memories of Cold War-era divisions in Europe and exasperate EU officials who say they would not help to solve the crisis.

Eastern Europe 2021

Poland, Latvia and Lithuania are erecting fences on their borders with Belarus

Estonia is erecting a wall on its border with Russia

Wales (UK)

20km of fencing, 9foot/2M high, around the Celtic Manor venue and key venues in Cardiff. for a NATO summit. (Sept 2014)

Notice the flag?

From history - The Iron Curtain


Berlin Wall

Separated East (communist) Germany from West Germany

Walls from antiquity



Hadrians Wall

England - Scotland

Offa's Dyke

England - Wales (Not illustrated)

Fence (pale) against the Jews

The Pale of Settlement was a region of Imperial Russia in which permanent residency by Jews was allowed and beyond which Jewish permanent residency was generally prohibited.

The English term "pale" is derived from the Latin word "palus", a stake, extended to mean the area enclosed by a fence or boundary.

The Pale included much of present-day Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, Moldova, Ukraine, and parts of western Russia.

The Pale was first created by Catherine the Great in 1791, after several failed attempts by her predecessors to remove Jews from Russia entirely

At its height had a Jewish population of over five million, and represented the largest component (40 percent) of the world Jewish population at that time.

Pale of settlement map - better image linked here

"Beyond the pale" English expression meaning Unacceptable; outside agreed standards of decency.

The paling fence is significant as the term 'pale' came to mean the area enclosed by such a fence and later just figuratively 'the area that is enclosed and safe'. So to be 'beyond the pale' was to be outside the area accepted as 'home'.

Pales were enforced in various other European countries for similar political reasons, notably in Ireland (the Pale of Dublin) and France (the Pale of Calais, which was formed as early as 1360).

The phrase probably originated with the Pale of Dublin which separated the area safe for the English rulers from the hostile natives beyond.



Palestine's wall fraud

Murillo's Christ healing the Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda, (1670), in which Christ is depicted curing a suffering man near the pool, the scenery of the healing pool has been replaced by a photo of a Palestinian sitting by Israel's separation wall. 

Produced for the Pope's visit to Bethlehem; along with other corruptions of great art.

Data from education.randmcnally.com , Google Image and others.

Images from multiple sources (not wildolive)


Is the Israel - West Bank barrier serving any legitimate purpose ?

Or displayed another way, more recently

Wikipedia maintains a list of border barriers

Ceuta (for Spain)
China/Hong Kong
Costa Rica/Nicaragua
Chinese-N Korean
Egypt-Gaza barrier
Melilla border fence (for Spain)
India Kashmir
Korea North and South
South Africa and Mozambique
South Africa/Zimbabwe
United Arab Emirates-Oman
United States - Mexico

As of August 2015

See also Wikipedaia


Updated 05/12/21

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BY AP AND TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF September 25, 2016, 3:15 pm
A senior Israeli military official said that a massive underground barrier being built along the Gaza Strip border to defend against Hamas tunnels should be completed in a matter of months, assuming its funding comes through.

The Southern Command official said that the structure will include a wall deep below the ground as well as a fence above ground. Some parts of the roughly 60-kilometer (40-mile) border will also be flooded.