Birds fly over the border fence that divides Israel and Jordan in the Jordan Valley, in the Israeli occupied Palestinian West Bank, on Feb. 16, 2014.
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By NBC News
July 6, 2015

Israel has taken one more step to walling itself off from its neighbors.

The border with Jordan is the last Israeli frontier that is totally open to a neighboring country; the borders with Egypt, Syria and Lebanon are all fenced off.

But the nation’s Security Cabinet adopted a proposal last month to build an approximately 18-mile-long fence along Israel’s eastern border with Jordan.

The 16-foot-high barrier is intended to prevent Islamist extremists and migrants from entering the country, and will stretch from the southern port city of Eilat to Timna…

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