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February 15, 2004

Last weeks cartoon on Ariel Sharon's policies, which was based on Goya's black paintings (Saturn devouring his children), proved to be too tough for some.

So how about a lighthearted one based on a playful reworking of a children's fable?
Steve Bell

Who could get upset with a cheeky reworking of Humpty Dumpty?

This Humpty Dumpty has resolutely stood for undoing the developments created by the Oslo agreement; regaining direct control over the Palestinian territories; ensuring a greater Israel, and dismantling the Palestinian Authority because of its potential development into a Palestinian government or state. The Israeli illegal settlement expansion policy has been one of the major tools for achieving these strategic objectives.The long term goal is a Jewish minority ruling indirectly over the Palestinian bantustans.

The International Court at The Hague is going to rule next month on the legality of the network of concrete wall, razor-wiretopped fences and security trenches that Israel currently justifies in the name of the right of self-defence from Palestinian terrorism.

The effect of the wall is to make a two-state solution the only option; it gives up the Biblical dream of a recreation of ancient Israel (the Likud vision of a greater Israel); the settlers on the wrong side of the wall (eg., Gaza) will have to move; and it pushes the Israelis into a ghetto; and it leads to the strengthening of Israeli control in strategic areas, including Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley, to ensure border control.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 6:44 PM | | Comments (0)