For 37 years, Yaakov Kirschen has been drawing political cartoons about Israel. They can be seen here at his blog. There has been much in the news about how Israel is being criticized for building land in the “occupied” Jerusalem, known to Jews as the capital of their country. The sheer folly of asking a country to give away part of their capital, the one they “annexed” after winning it in a war is ridiculous.
This absurd request by the American government, in the Quixotic quest for “peace”, is not a new one. The players may have changed, but the request remains the same.
Back in 1977 the Prime Minister of Israel was Menachem Begin. The cartoon for June 1, 1977 was as follows:
You may click the image above for a clearer image of the wording.
Now, in 2009, the request is the same, with the same basic thought process behind it – Israel “annexed” land that doesn’t belong to them.
As you can see, it’s really a reprint with the names and pertinent information changed.
The folly remains, sadly so.