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 Â their small minded approach to this problem are surprising. Â Banning lentils and macaroni for what reason? Still, I donâ€™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.