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ViewsMidEast by CartoonArts International for August 31, 2009

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  1. Large don quixote 1955
    OmqR-2.0  over 11 years ago

    sigh

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    rekam Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Bleibel is such an anti-semite that whenever he can, he makes his artwork very telling.

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    OmqR-2.0  about 11 years ago

    ^^ I suspect it is because of this reaction that many are wary about expressing anything with regards Israel, the Israeli government’s policies and Palestine in general.

    Netanyahu was through here recently on his little European tour and probably heard several European leaders say Israel should unconditionally halt all settlement construction. The US had also asked Israel to halt Jewish settlements construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Hence the cartoon above.

    I don’t trust ol’ Bibi but we shall see how this pans out over the next couple of months. Meanwhile Egypt has been brokering reconciliation efforts between Fatah & Hamas. Sometimes I think they’re their own worst enemy.

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  4. Large don quixote 1955
    OmqR-2.0  about 11 years ago

    Satipera: I know what you mean. I actually came from a pro-Israeli pov until I moved to Europe and was able to get other viewpoints and access to uncensored press. I’m hopefully now more neutral. I remember being told that I could only understand Israel’s viewpoint by going out there. I did in the late ’90s. I also discovered the viewpoint from the Westbank. The Israelis were not very happy when I kept comparing the status quo as a defacto apartheid. I also described their laager mentality as being similar to that of the whites of South Africa pre-1994. Afterall, what did I know?

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    Palestino  about 11 years ago

    Believe me,occupation is equal to slavery or even worst .It is against human dignity. How can criticizig settlements be anti semitic for God’s sake?

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    OmqR-2.0  about 11 years ago

    ^ Palestino: I always wondered how on earth could Palestinian labourers work on these illegal settlements…

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8220680.stm

    Echoing your words: ”I feel like a slave,” says 21-year-old Palestinian Musanna Khalil Mohammed Rabbaye.”

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    yonalevi  about 11 years ago

    slavery or not , there are facts on the ground that no one can change.

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  8. Large don quixote 1955
    OmqR-2.0  about 11 years ago

    yonalevi: Which facts? Care to expound? One thing I found rather frustrating was this idea that “this is now a fait accompli, so deal with it”.

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    cdward  about 11 years ago

    This may go against motherhood and apple pie, but I have a humble suggestion. Without wanting to be anti-semitic, I believe the current Israeli government has thumbed its nose, not only at the world and the Palestinians, but at us, totally ignoring our entreaties to stop with the settlements. So, what if we simply cut off all aid of every sort to Israel until they start paying attention? That way, we’re not forcing them to do what they don’t want, but we don’t have to contribute to it either. Just a thought - but it’s our money we’re giving them, and we ought to be able to redirect it if we feel it’s being abused.

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    mhenriday  about 11 years ago

    Rekam, could you point out for less perceptive readers like myself wherein the «anti-Semitic» in this cartoon lies ?…

    Henri

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    rekam Premium Member about 11 years ago

    Yes, I realize that people can be anti-Israeli politics without being anti-Semitic.

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