PA cartoon: US Secretary of State is a wind-up toy controlled by Israel
Cartoon published in the official PA daily
Text on cartoon: “[US Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo’s tour”
The cartoon shows US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo depicted as a wind-up toy with a winding key in the shape of the Star of David emerging from his back and rotating. Pompeo is wearing a medical mask and pushing a cart of white doves representing “peace” with price tags attached to them. The cartoon refers to Pompeo’s tour in late August 2020 of Israel, the UAE, Sudan, Oman, and Bahrain following the Israel-UAE peace agreement – see note below.
Israel-UAE peace agreement (Abraham Accords) – an agreement normalizing diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which was announced on Aug. 13, 2020, under the mediation of US President Donald Trump. Pursuant to the agreement, the countries will discuss bilateral cooperation on a number of topics. In exchange for the agreement, Israel agreed to suspend its previously announced plans to apply Israel's civilian law to parts of Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley as per the Trump peace plan. The US announced that “Muslims throughout the world who wish to come in peace to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, will now be able to fly to Tel Aviv through Abu Dhabi to do so and will be welcomed.”