On Monday, June 8, a crowd of over 50 participants were enthralled by the head of the Strategic Planning Authority of the IDF, Col. Danny Tirza We explored the security fence in three areas around Jerusalem and saw the crossover and checkpoints used to travel to and from the West Bank areas. The charismatic and humorous Colonel told us of his negotiations with President Clinton, Arafat, and Ehud Barak, back in the late 90’s in Camp David.
An interesting point made by the Colonel was that only females are in charge of monitoring the cameras along the security fences/wall as they are better at concentrating during their long shifts. There are a much larger proportion of fences to wall areas and he amused us with stories of difference in ides for decorating the walls or leaving them blank. We had an insightful and unique briefing of the geopolitical VIP discussions which was enjoyed and appreciated by all of us.
Written by Simcha (Cyril) Davidson
An impressive incredibly informative tour of Yerushalayim’s security fence . Colonel Danny Tirza, the tour guide planned and built the fence, so we had first hand information from start to finish. He discussed