As US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice attends the Middle East over the continuing conflict, it appears that some local newspapers are producing some insensitive cartoons--with Palestinian newspaper outlets being accused of outright racism.
The caricature depicts Rice as pregnant, with the image of a monkey in her abdominal region. Other references in the articles call her "The black spinster", "black woman" and "child murderer".
The cartoon is meant to make light of Rice's vision of the "birth" of a "new Middle East". "The Palestinians hate her because of her arrogance and because of the policy she represents," said a local newspaper editor.