Thursday, 26 July 2018

All Animals Are Equal but some are More Equal than Others -

Cartoonist Fired by the Jerusalem Post for Comparing Netanyahu and Likud MKs to Pigs - the Pigs Bitterly Complained!

Mocking celebration of nation-state law, cartoonist Avi Katz depicted Netanyahu as a pig in homage to Orwell's 'Animal Farm' published by the Jerusalem Post-owned magazine Jerusalem Report

All Animals Are Equal but  some are More Equal than Others
It seems that the false anti-semitism nonsense is now infecting the Israeli body politic too.  After the brilliant cartoon of Avi Katz depicting the Likud group of MKs, taking selfies, as a group of pigs, he was sacked after complaints of ‘anti-Semitism.’ Presumably the message of all animals being equal but some being more equal than others wasn’t appreciated by the knee-jerk racist ignoramuses who edit the Jerusalem Post.
The hypocrisy of all this is mind boggling.  The occasion of this cartoon was the passage of the Jewish Nation State Law which officially confirmed, not that confirmation was necessary, that Arabs live in an Apartheid State where they aren’t even second class citizens.  A law which confirmed support for Jewish only settlements (although the wording was toned down the message was clear), removing Arabic as an officially recognised language and failed to make any mention of the dreaded word ‘equality.
Naturally a cartoonist who poked fun at this, especially using the metaphor of Orwell’s pigs, deserves to be sacked.  And they call Israel the ‘only democracy in the Middle East’? Pass the sick-bucket before turning the lights out.
Tony Greenstein 

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