Israeli hasbara cartoon features white man fighting jungle animals

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“Israeli explanation” art project, on Facebook, features this cartoon, I believe by Lior Arditi:

Israeli hasbara cartoon
Israeli hasbara cartoon
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Do not ask for whom the bell tolls. The snake is Israel. The dead are Palestinians.

This was actually a picture of good old Rudyard Kipling wrestling with a Hindustani python, but it was found in the British memorabilia and repurposed by the hasbarists. On the original is written: Take up the White Man’s burden— Send forth the best ye breed— Go send your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need To wait in heavy harness On fluttered folk and wild— Your new-caught, sullen peoples, Half devil and half child… Read more »


Notice that the ground they are fighting on is “Israel”, not ” Israel | Gaza “.
In other words, Hamas is really in Israel, and therefore Gaza does not exist as a separate territory. Thus, claim is being laid to all the land.

Poor Mr. Jewish State – just a tiny blue suit in a sea of jungle green. :-(

The aggressor-victimhood image wouldn’t have worked nearly as well had the artist shown Mr. Jewish State with his colonialist boot on the serpent’s neck, a nuclear-tipped missile in his hand like a thunderbolt waiting to be unleashed, a squadron of high-tech, bomb-laden Jewish State jets screaming overhead and a pile of charred and bloodied serpent corpses nearby.