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the wall no symbol back then and connection to middle-east policies

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Nov 9, 2009 at 08:41

Back them, until 1989 the wall was no symbol at all. It was a reality, it was a hundred blocked roads, thousands of windows replaced with bricks on the eastern side, it was guns pointing your way right on the other side. Berlin was a cage. Today with respect to middle-east policies it is a symbol of a policy that says "no land-for-peace", no West-Berlin for peace. There was but one reason for this: there was no peace on the other side.

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