Robert Ariail by Robert Ariail

Robert Ariail

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 5 months ago

    I’m afraid it’s true. At a certain point War stops being about protecting or defending; it becomes revenge.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    It’s just human nature, chronicled as law for these dudes in “the book”.

  3. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 5 months ago

    The Hatfields and McCoys.

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 5 months ago

    The London Economist says the situation depicted in this cartoon is close to the current reality on the ground, neither side (as of three days ago) was willing to compromise.


    Now, however, Egypt has proposed a cease fire, something Egypt used to be good at, since Egypt used to be on friendly terms with both Israel and Hamas. Israel has agreed to listen to Egypt, as they did before, but not Hamas.


    Once, Hamas was allied with Egypt and Syria, but then Morsi was elected in Egypt and Hamas made it clear they were ecstatic, and (since Morsi was Sunni) they severed all connections with the Syrian Sh’ia, then Morsi was removed, and Sisi doesn’t care for any of Morsi’s friends, so Hamas is now alone, with no support from Egypt or Syria. Which also means Hamas is listening to Egyptian proposals with very jaundiced ears.

  5. DGF999

    DGF999 said, 5 months ago

    Spot on cartoon. Nothing is going to change unless those people put away their hatreds, or one annihilates the other…

  6. old1953

    old1953 said, 5 months ago

    Nobody wants to discuss either of the major facts on the ground, 1: Persons self identifying as citizens of Palestine now outnumber Jews in the region, 2: Israel has pushed millions of these people into the neighboring countries, destabilizing all of them. By the numbers, from UNWRA:
    Gaza Strip 1,106,195
    West Bank 778,993
    Lebanon 425,640
    Syria 472,109
    Jordan 1,983,733

    That’s NOT total Palestinians, just the ones listed as refugees in nearby countries.

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    @old1953

    You forgot to add that Israel is also pushing out said refugees in the West Bank to make room for more Israeli settlements.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 5 months ago

    Kudos to Mr Ariail for not favoring one faction over the other in this cartoon. Both sides play an active roll in continuing the cycle of violence. That cycle will never be broken until both sides are committed to peace.

  9. r2varney

    r2varney said, 5 months ago

    A LOT more “tats” unfortunately. During WWII the Germans arbitrarily killed 10(?) civilians for each soldier killed. Wonder what the current standard used by Israel (or the US) is. 3000 odd at the Trade Center.. and how many in Afghanistan? Iraq?. 3 recently in Gaza started the latest.. how many dead.

  10. mshefler

    mshefler said, 5 months ago

    Hamas must know that firing rockets at Israel is only going to result in very minimal casualties because of the Iron Dome defense. The only explanation I can think of for their continued massive rocket attacks is to trigger Israeli counterattacks and thus prejudice world opinion against Israel. Israel is foolishly falling into this trap, while Hamas has a completely callous disregard for its own people. It must be remembered that Hamas does not want peace with Israel, but solely Israel’s complete and utter destruction.

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    The score is 182 dead in Palestine
    1,361 Palestinians have been injured.

    Out of wounded Palestinians, almost 390 were children and 250 were women.
    For 3 dead boys on the other side.
    Sounds fair and equitable to me.

  12. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 5 months ago

    Let’s not have a false equivalence between the fireman and the fire. If Palestinians were to renounce violence and seek their remedy solely by petition they could achieve peaceful coexistence between the peoples very quickly. If Israelis were to renounce the use of force and sought peace solely by petition they would be wiped out.

  13. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 5 months ago

    @Sharuniboy

    The principal difference appears to be that Hamas fires rockets upon military targets
    -——
    Hamas has no rockets accurate enough to target any specific target.
    Israel only intercepts those rockets that will hit a populated area or as they did the other day one of three aimed in the general area of their nuclear power plant.How many civilian casualties would the radioactive fallout from blowing up the recator have caused?Thousands,hundreds of thousands?Depending on the wind maybe a million or so.The rockets Hamas has can be aimed at a town.and not a very small town. Not a building in the town.The Israelis are targeting the launch sites and stockpiles of rockets that Hamas hides among the civilian population.
    When Israel calls the people in the area to warn them about an impending airstrike,Hamas tells the people to ignore the calls and stay in the area where the laser guided bomb is going to hit.
    Why would they do that?

  14. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, 5 months ago

    All of this could have been avoided if the “Palestinians” had accepted the land and national identity that was offered to them in 1948. The Israelis did this at that time, however the Arab nations that surrounded the new state decided that war was a better option. All of this could have been avoided. The Palestinians don’t want peace.

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 5 months ago

    @old1953

    How long does one continue to be a refugee? They started counting in 1948, as soon as the State of Israel was formed. Most of us don’t remember that there was to be a majority-Arab state born at the same time. We call it “Jordan”.

    It is astounding that the large number of Arab states surrounding Israel (most of them awash in petro-dollars) would allow “refugees” to remain that way for close to 60 years; it’s hard to believe they care any more than the Israelis do.

    And you are correct: Arabs now (or will soon) outnumber Jews in Israel. If Israel wants to remain a Jewish state, it has no choice other than to provide land for the Arabs to settle. Minority rule is almost never pretty.

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