Wednesday, July 21, 2010

TV at Grandpa's House

Bill Clinton, Jonathan Pollard, Gilad Shalit : Dry Bones cartoon.
This is my second grandfatherly cartoon this week.

In this one I stuck a grandchild into Mr. Shuldig's chair. It's the same old-style, over-stuffed, flower-print chair I've been drawing since 1973, but it's the first time I stuck a kid into it. No need to point out that Shuldig's TV is not a flat giant plasma wonder. And it uses "Rabbit Ears".

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On February 28, 2001, Dani Naveh, (Israeli Minister without Portfolio) set the record straight about what happened back in 1998. In a speech to the Knesset he officially revealed what Israelis already knew. He said that:
"...The former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, made an explicit commitment to the then-Prime Minister of Israel, Binyamin Netanyahu, to release Jonathan Pollard.

This promise was made prior to the Wye Summit and [again] during the course of the negotiations at Wye... This was not a personal promise made to a particular prime minister... This was a promise made to the State of Israel and to the People of Israel..."


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The Israeli Prime Minister that Clinton duped back then was Bibi Netanyahu ...our current PM! Which is why I was surprised to read the recent news. Here's the item as reported by YNET:

PM asks Bill Clinton to help release Gilad Shalit

Published: July 08, 2010, 20:29

"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with former American President Bill Clinton and asked him to help in the efforts to release kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit from Hamas captivity.
Netanyahu noted that Clinton has an international reputation, and recalled the release of two American citizens in North Korea, which was made possible after the former president visited the Communist state."

(Yitzhak Benhorin, Washington)

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