Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Commentators on the Middle East peace process often mention that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has virtually no power base and wonder whether the current United States strategy of strengthening him through economic concessions will work to further the process.

Yaakov Kirschen, the creator of the Dry Bones cartoon points out that back in January of 1993 Israel "started negotiations with the PLO just as they began to lose their power base to Hamas" and that the above cartoon is still a "pertinent comment today about today's situation". Like many of us he feels like he's in the movie "Groundhog Day".

The above cartoon was first published almsot exactly 15 years ago on 22 January, 1993!

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