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Cartoon: Netanyahu plans fortress Israel to protect against ‘wild beasts’

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From the Haaretz article “Netanyahu: We’ll Surround Israel With Fences ‘To Defend Ourselves Against Wild Beasts’“:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a tour to the construction site of a barrier on the eastern border on Tuesday that he wishes to surround the country with fences and barriers “to defend ourselves against wild beasts” that surround Israel.

“At the end, in the State of Israel, as I see it, there will be a fence that spans it all,” said Netanyahu. “I’ll be told, ‘this is what you want, to protect the villa?’ The answer is yes. Will we surround all of the State of Israel with fences and barriers? The answer is yes. In the area that we live in, we must defend ourselves against the wild beasts.”

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  1. Marnie
    February 10, 2016, 10:58 am

    Love your work!

  2. Annie Robbins
    February 10, 2016, 11:11 am

    here are some of netanyahu’s wild beasts:

  3. Ossinev
    February 10, 2016, 11:32 am

    Brilliant as usual.

  4. amigo
    February 10, 2016, 1:28 pm

    Man the battlements , there is an octogenarian Arab beast ,outside armed to the teeth with a crossbow , disguised as a walking stick .

    • eljay
      February 10, 2016, 1:41 pm

      || amigo: Man the battlements , there is an octogenarian Arab beast ,outside armed to the teeth with a crossbow , disguised as a walking stick . ||

      I’m surprised Bibi hasn’t already mowed him down the way Israeli Devastation Forces assassins mow down Gazans who get too close to the Israeli Dehumanization Fence.

  5. HarryLaw
    February 10, 2016, 2:39 pm

    They need to build it a mile high to stop the 100,000 rockets the IDF say Hezbollah has pointed at Israel

    • a blah chick
      February 10, 2016, 3:11 pm

      Does that number include fireworks?

    • oldgeezer
      February 10, 2016, 3:23 pm


      Well, yes. If the objective was protection and not more creating facts and stealing land. Enforcing apartheid.

      As with the existing wall it has nothing to do with protection at all.

  6. bryan
    February 10, 2016, 3:45 pm

    Surely there will be a huge outcry on behalf of the wild beasts. The West Bank separation barrier, incomplete as it is, has already had a devastating effect not only on the Palestinians, but also on the migration and survival of numerous species including gazelles, deer, porcupine, wild pig, and hyenas. When God created the Holy Land and then handed this over to the Zionists, the gift was surely conditional on them respecting his handiwork.

  7. HarryLaw
    February 10, 2016, 5:40 pm

    a blah chick. “Does that number include fireworks?” No, but Hezbollah have proper rockets unlike the home made sugar powered ones Hamas uses. Nasrallah claims they can reach any part of Israel, many with state of the art guidance systems. They even have drones. Probably the only truthful claim the Israelis made regarding the Iran/US nuclear deal was that Iran will be able to furnish Hezbollah with even more devastating weapons, that’s correct, they will.

    • a blah chick
      February 10, 2016, 6:44 pm

      “Probably the only truthful claim the Israelis made regarding the Iran/US nuclear deal was that Iran will be able to furnish Hezbollah with even more devastating weapons”

      This will no doubt cause the Israelis to think twice about invading. They don’t have the stomach for real fighting anymore.

  8. Bornajoo
    February 10, 2016, 5:54 pm

    Great cartoon!

    Actually what he’s also done is completely cage israel in. It’s a 3 sided cage with the Mediterranean forming the 4th side. They’ve put themselves in a cage like some giant zio-zoo. All we need now are some “don’t feed the animals” signs

    • a blah chick
      February 10, 2016, 6:46 pm

      Wasn’t the idea behind Zionism to free the Jewish people? It looks more like Israel is reverting to the ghetto again.

      • druid
        February 11, 2016, 1:00 pm

        It seems there is great nostalgia for the ghettos in Europe by the Israelis!

  9. Kay24
    February 10, 2016, 8:06 pm

    So how will unfortunate families like the Kdheirs and the Dwabshehs protect themselves from predators that are Jewish terrorists?

    It seems the zionist animal leader deliberately does not address the fact that it is the Israeli beasts that kill and injure more. The numbers do not lie. He also forgets to mention that he keeps building more and more lairs to house the beasts, which by itself is an act of defiance, arrogance, and provocation.

  10. Kay24
    February 10, 2016, 8:40 pm

    Talking about beasts, it seems the beast in the Netanyahu household has been found to be quite a witch when it comes to the treatment of her minor staff. Bibi boy, the warmonger seems not so tough at home. Heh.

    “A Jerusalem judge on Wednesday described the behavior of Sara Netanyahu, wife of the prime minister, as harmful and abusive, in a verdict upholding a civil suit by the former chief caretaker of the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem.
    Judge Dita Pruginin of the Jerusalem Labor Court ruled that the Netanyahu couple had violated the employee rights of Meni Naftali, the former caretaker, and awarded him 170,000 shekels in damages.
    In a press conference on Wednesday evening, Naftali’s lawyer Naomi Landau called the court’s decision “historic justice,” and said that Sara Netanyahu was an “employer who abused her employees, as if they were [her] property.” 
    In her verdict, the judge accepted Naftali’s claim that he had been subjected to intolerable employment conditions while at the prime minister’s residence and was entitled to compensation.
    read more:

    • Marnie
      February 11, 2016, 12:44 am

      Good for Meni Naftali. If a Jerusalem judge can find Sara Netanyahu guilty of abuse of her employees, surely the ICC can find Netanyahu guilty of crimes against humanity.

      • Kay24
        February 11, 2016, 5:30 am

        They can, but with the strong arm tactics of the US, no international body will dare do so.
        Netanyahu has time and time again committed war crimes, during the many wars against unarmed civilians, bombed UN shelters, sent precision bombs into civilian structures, used white phosphorous and other banned weapons on civilians, keeps building illegal settlements, and so many other crimes that go against international laws. He is a butcher, and hasn’t an ounce of honesty in his zionist bones. He deserves the same fate as Saddam Hussein.

      • Marnie
        February 11, 2016, 6:30 am

        @Kay24 –
        I picture them fleeing for who knows where – maybe to become permanent fixtures in Sheldon Adelson’s menagerie. Seriously, how can they show their faces? There’s the saying that you can’t embarrass and israeli and it surely fits this regimen. The prime ministress found guilty of abuse of her employees? How much more third world can it get?

      • Kay24
        February 11, 2016, 2:02 pm

        Marnie, it seems Israelis have low expectations when it comes to their leaders. Americans will have reached the bottom too, if this despicable clown Trump should ever become President.

        Sara the bottle lady, must be mean to her hubby, it seems he takes his frustration and anger out of the poor Palestinians.

    • Rashers2
      February 11, 2016, 8:28 am

      La Mileikowsky must be the “employer from Hell”; people who abuse staff say infinitely more about themselves than about their staff. She’s a sad case, Zioland’s “First Lady” – I put it down to her noxious, daily cocktail of Botox, Champagne (none of the settlement rubbish for her, I’m sure!) and entitlement.

  11. Theo
    February 11, 2016, 10:19 am

    Jews lived for centuries in ghettos imposed on them by the heads of the land they lived in, sometimes with walls. I thought those days came to an end a long time ago.
    Netanyaho wants to bring back the good old days and plans to inprison all israelies in an even better ghetto, so they can be safe from those “wild beasts” of the land they occupy. That will be the second such construction after the open air prison called Gaza, made possible by the only democratic nation in the ME!

    • amigo
      February 11, 2016, 6:04 pm

      “Netanyaho wants to bring back the good old days and plans to inprison all israelies” Theo

      I think you meant to say that he wants to imprison all Jewish ” israelies” .the others he plans to get rid of.

      Btw , I like your misspelling of Israelies Jewish Israelis do lie a lot.

  12. SonofDaffyDuck
    February 11, 2016, 11:07 am

    Didn’t the Crusaders follow a similar fortress strategy?

  13. lysias
    February 11, 2016, 3:53 pm

    RT just reported on the “wild beasts” comment.

    • Theo
      February 12, 2016, 7:55 am

      I am glad you do not limit your information bases on the US MSM.
      I watch daily RT, BBC, France24, CCTV, AlJazeera, CNN and a few other TV stations. They all bend the stories to please their bosses, however an analytic mind can find the truth someplace in the middle.
      Example: French TV showed a video showing how the US does pinpoint bombing, avoiding civilian casulties, not like the russians, who purposfully bomb civilians.
      RT came back, showing the same video, that was stolen from the russians and actually showing their bombing!
      In other words, western bombs are good, russian bombs are bad!

  14. just
    February 12, 2016, 8:07 am

    Thank you fpr illustrating this most evil and racist thug and his like- minded henchmen so cleverly and artistically, Carlos. (apologies to crocs and gators everywhere…)

    From The Guardian article:

    “… “If you’re thinking of erecting a fence there you have to take into account that they could tunnel underneath it,” Netanyahu said. “The people who said that there is no significance to [retaining] territory in the modern age should go to Gaza.”

    The proposal was, however, criticised by one of Netanyahu’s own cabinet ministers, education minister Naftali Bennett of the hard-right Jewish Home party, who has been embroiled in a series of recent disagreements over security policy with the prime minister.

    Commenting on the proposal, Bennett said: “The prime minister spoke today about how fences are needed. We are wrapping ourselves in fences. In Australia and New Jersey there is no need for fences.”

    Netanyahu’s use of the phrase “wild beasts” – also translated as “predators” – recalled his use of equally incendiary language about Israeli Arabs on the eve of last year’s elections whom he described as “coming out in droves”.

    The prime minister made his comments as he visited a section of approximately 18 miles of fence being built from the Red Sea city of Eilat to near where Israel is constructing a new international airport. That alone is costing $77m (£53m). In 2013, Israel also completed a five-metre-high fence along its border with Sinai.”

    (because NJ and Australia are comparable on oh, so many levels… sheesh! As for Gaza… how can anyone with a shred of humanity not weep and insist on international condemnation of and sanctions on Israel and its “allies”?)

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