PALESTINIAN PRESS RIDICULES U.S.
The official Palestinian Authority daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida chose the
anniversary of the Moslem 9/11 attacks on the United States to print two
political cartoons ridiculing the U.S. The first cartoon shows the date
"September 11" attached to a pair of legs chasing Uncle Sam as he runs away
in fright. The second one depicts the U.S. response to 9/11 as immoral by
portraying the twin towers over a mass of dead bodies - supposed "victims
of American imperialism." The famous date is shown by the word "September"
and the towers in the form of number 11. One of the towers has an arrow
pointing downwards, referring to "Rights of Nations." The other tower has an up-arrow with text reading "American Hegemony."
This is not the first time that the PA official daily has used political
cartoons to ridicule and spew hatred against the United States. Last week,
for recent instance, the paper printed political cartoons depicting George
Bush and Tony Blair as Nazis, and portraying the U.S. war on terror as a
cover for American policy aimed at controlling Arab oil. [Artutz-7, 12 Sept]