Thursday, August 30, 2012

American Pressure (1987)


August 18, 1987

Dry Bones cartoon: Kirschen, America, Pressure, Israel, Ronald Reagan, Lavi ,
Today's cartoon is from 1987.
Twenty five years ago this month.

Back in 1987 Israel was being pressured by the U.S. to abandon the development of the Lavi fighter plane.

Thirteen days after this cartoon appeared, Israel gave in to the pressure... as reported in the New York Times:

"After months of wrenching debate, the Israeli Cabinet voted today to halt development of the Lavi fighter jet, which was to be Israel's main advanced combat aircraft for the 1990's.

A slim majority of the Cabinet was finally persuaded to abandon building the Lavi as a result of pressure from the Reagan Administration..."-more

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