Thanks to Crisanthemama for pointing out that the Israeli blockade of Gaza extends to more than weapons. (Read here. ) It does not surprise me that the Israelis are being stubborn, but the extremes of their small minded approach to this problem are surprising. Banning lentils and macaroni for what reason? Still, I don’t see anyone who opposes the blockade proposing a solution to the problem of importing weapons, about which Israel has a legitimate interest. As I suggested, it looks like a matter for the UN to handle.