Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Trade route

By Carlos Lattuf, the gifted Brazilian caricaturist.

Rasha "sleuth" Abu Zeki investigates rumors that the Lebanese government may allow imports from Palestine to enter Lebanon, and asks: is this the first step towards the economic normalization with Israel? Apparently, there is hardly anything made in the West Bank and Gaza that does not involve some Israeli products, even if in the form of fuel or packaging. I also learned from the insert that the trade between Israel and the Arab countries between 1953 and 1993 amounted to $93 billions. The article also says that a lot of Jordanian products contain Israeli raw material, according to the agreement on the Industrial Zones of Jordan.

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