June 13, 2007

Guns and Butter


This cartoon was originally posted on June 20, 2006, and is one of over 400 illustrations you'll find in our latest book Black & White World III, which can be ordered via Cox & Forkum, The Steyn Store, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.

Today Little Green Footballs posted video of an actual Gaza weapons bazaar.

Meanwhile, as war rages between rival Palestinian terrorist groups, AFP reports: U.S. gives nod to easing Palestinian embargo.

With Bush administration backing, a 15-month-old economic embargo of the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority is being eased with funds from Arab and European donors, Israeli and Western officials said on Monday.

Some Israeli officials have decried what they see as a shift in U.S. policy aimed at bolstering Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, whose Fatah faction joined a unity government led by Hamas three months ago, and currying Arab states' support.

"The Palestinian Authority's financial position is much better today than six months ago. We are losing," said a senior Israeli official involved in overseeing the economic embargo imposed after Islamist Hamas came to power in 2006.

In the one month since Washington said donors could send funds to Finance Minister Salam Fayyad through a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) account, the account has received at least $160 million. ...

Hamas continues to defy Western demands to recognize Israel, renounce violence and abide by previous interim peace deals.

France calls on EU to resume aid to Palestinian gvt
Japan to offer direct aid to Palestinian president
Palestinian foreign minister urges aid resumption

Posted by Forkum at June 13, 2007 04:08 PM