"When a presumptive US presidential candidate arrives in Jerusalem, he willingly dons a jacket designed by Israeli tailors. He is compelled to call the country a miracle, to visit the Israeli Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem and to link the memory of the 6 million Jews who died in Europe to Israeli victims of Palestinian violence today. It was no accident that at Yad Vashem Barack Obama met the policeman who stopped the rampage of a Palestinian bulldozer driver that injured 16 Israelis on Monday."
Why, one may indeed ask, don't US presidential candidates don Palestinian designed jackets when they arrive in Jerusalem ?
These cartoons - and it is not only a matter of fashion or design or taste - go a long way to explain why there is so much reticence to take Palestinians seriously as peace partners. (More cartoons here, if you can stomach them.)
See the comments on the Guardian editorial in normblog: Barack Obama and the Jewish tailors.