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Katie Miranda

Katie Miranda is an illustrator, jewelry designer, calligrapher, and cartoonist living in Portland, OR. Her Arabic calligraphy jewelry and apparel are favorites of people in the Palestine solidarity community. Katie runs Palbox: a quarterly subscription box containing Palestinian goods benefiting the Northern California branch of the International Solidarity Movement. Connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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  1. Les on March 3, 2014, 11:10 am

    A common religion and a shared racism treatment of Palestinians are the glue that holds the IDF together.

  2. hophmi on March 3, 2014, 11:14 am

    Yeah, and in Gaza and the West Bank, the religious fanatics who persecute and murder women, and persecute and murder gays, and plot to murder Israeli children, all look the same. But you’re not going to draw them, are you Katie?

    • eGuard on March 4, 2014, 8:32 am

      hophmi: … who persecute and murder women, and persecute and murder gays

      You tell us, Palestinian women and Palestinian gays were excluded when Israel terrorised “Arabs” into refugees? Were they allowed to stay in their homevillages in 1948, 1967? How many Arabs did you kill in your service prior to this payed hasbara desk?

      • hophmi on March 4, 2014, 10:35 am

        “How many Arabs did you kill in your service prior to this payed hasbara desk?”

        I’m not an Israeli, and no one is paying me. Nice try.

    • hungrydave on March 8, 2014, 10:21 am

      Hi Hophmi.
      Of course there are exceptions, but presumably you can see why Palestinians don’t want to join the IDF. With more than 50 Israeli laws that discriminate against Palestinian citizens of Israel, constant reference to them as a demographic threat and Netanyahu pushing hard to make everyone accept that Israel is the ‘jewish state’, he’s hardly signalling to them that they’re included as Israelis. When Netanyahu refers to defending Israelis, he’s not talking about protecting PCOI from price tag attacks or discriminatory policy.
      I don’t think i’m saying anything particularly controversial here, i wonder if you can agree with this or do you feel that PCOI’s are included as Israelis and when Netanyahu speaks about defending Israelis, he’s also talking about defending PCOI as well?

  3. eljay on March 3, 2014, 11:16 am

    All Zio-supremacists are equal in their Zio-supremacism.

    Nicely done, Ms. Miranda! :-)

  4. Bumblebye on March 3, 2014, 11:18 am

    Hype + reality in a few bites.

  5. Linda J on March 3, 2014, 11:19 am

    Color me impressed with Katie Miranda!

  6. JeffB on March 3, 2014, 11:53 am

    Well yeah your argument that Israelis are racists is stupid. They may hate the Palestinians but it has nothing to do with race. They aren’t the ones who picked an argument so obviously contradicted by immediately available facts.

    • Talkback on March 4, 2014, 3:41 am

      Being a race and being racist ist not the same.

      There are more than 50 Israeli laws that discriminate against Palestinian citizens of Israel in all areas of life, including their rights to political participation, access to land, education, state budget resources, and criminal procedures. Some of the laws also violate the rights of Palestinians living in the 1967 OPT and Palestinian refugees.

      Why ist that? Because they are Palestinians and not Jews.

      • JeffB on March 4, 2014, 8:09 am


        here are more than 50 Israeli laws that discriminate against Palestinian citizens of Israel in all areas of life, including their rights to political participation, access to land, education, state budget resources, and criminal procedures.

        Agreed and those are problematic. While I think nuance is called for because Israel has a concept of nations; I think the concept of nations is a bad idea and there should be a legal system with a strong emphasis on equality. That being said though, Mizrahi Jews and Israeli Arabs are the same race. Discriminating on the basis of religion is not racism.

      • Woody Tanaka on March 4, 2014, 10:05 am

        “While I think nuance is called for because Israel has a concept of nations”

        LMAO. Typical zio doublespeak. Too bad for the Nazis and the Klan that they discussed their bigotry in terms of “race” which you even admit is bad. Had they only changed it to “nations” then it would be defended by the likes of you as merely “problematic” and calling for “nuance.”

        Your whole statement here is one massive exercise is the grossest bigotry, because you excuse the very same thing as the vilest racist when it is committed by Jews. Disgusting and a typical zio.

  7. ritzl on March 3, 2014, 12:02 pm

    Heh. Isn’t the backwards/palm-in “peace sign” the same as flipping the bird, outside the US?

    Another great one, KM.

    • braciole on March 3, 2014, 1:48 pm

      In the UK that literally translates to “fuck you”.

      Love the cartoons – will you post further details when the graphic novel is published?

      • Katie Miranda on March 3, 2014, 7:48 pm

        I most definitely will. :}

  8. Citizen on March 3, 2014, 12:02 pm

    Meanwhile, the NYT, the old gray lady, the mouthpiece for American rationality, has just featured an OP-ED stamping approal on limited BDS, that is, BDS against only the illegal settlements–as if they are not integral to Israel proper:

    You gotta start somewhere, eh?

    Also, what moron equates Israeli diversity in its military with US diversity in both its military and domestic reality? Wanna try diversity in an America where white Christians are the official face (race?) of the USA?

  9. LeaNder on March 3, 2014, 12:10 pm

    (Who is also a swimsuit we might add)

    I liked tha, admittedly. But I wondered what a visual artist had in mind to make it hard for the recipient to figure out, who of the two is alluded to. Then again, Israeli hasbara comes to mind.

  10. seafoid on March 3, 2014, 12:45 pm

    IDF soldiers are diverse but what unites them is one thing :


    OK, 2 things

    Cruelty and paranoia

  11. MahaneYehude1 on March 3, 2014, 12:48 pm

    You forget to add to your crap propaganda the Christians- , the Bedouins- and Muslim Palestinians soldiers.

    • ofern on March 3, 2014, 6:36 pm

      At around 01:10 here, she says her role is to protect her country through the prevention of entry by Sudanese refugees. They didn’t translate it. Hasbara from hell.

    • Cliff on March 3, 2014, 6:40 pm


      The EXCEPTION is not the rule.

      Just like how the few nice places in Gaza do not suddenly undermine the reality that it is an open-air prison.

      Just like how a Black Israeli beauty queen does not undermine the reality that Israeli Jewish society is racist against Africans.

      Just like how the accusation of blood libel (a historical prejudice rooted in a historical context, not an ever-changing one) does not undermine the reality that Israel once harvested organs, without permission, from deceased Palestinians.

      Only a DISHONEST potato-seller like you would trumpet and exaggerate these exceptions.

    • just on March 3, 2014, 7:49 pm



      Is this particular piece about the Israeli Defense (Offense, Occupation) Force, or not?

  12. Krauss on March 3, 2014, 12:53 pm

    Funny, but the “vapid blonde stereotype” should have been dropped. It’s a racist stereotype and it’s a misogynic stereotype too(only affecting the female gender).

  13. Daniel Rich on March 3, 2014, 8:05 pm

    “Hi, I’m from Ethiopi-”

    “F**k off!!!!”

  14. iResistDe4iAm on March 3, 2014, 9:51 pm

    One burial policy for fallen Jewish Israeli soldiers (but with separate burial rows for fallen soldiers “of Jewish descent but who are nevertheless not Jewish according to Jewish law”), a different burial policy for fallen non-Jewish Israeli soldiers = Israeli apartheid

    • Walid on March 4, 2014, 12:51 am

      Most amazing in your posted article is how JP stops just short of saying that the 330,000 former USSR immigrants aren’t Jewish at all because they don’t have a Jewish mother. Fancy skating with terms, but it’s clearly obvious what is being said:

      “…Stern had introduced a law whereby fallen soldiers of Jewish descent would be buried directly alongside fallen Jewish soldiers, something that is generally prohibited by Jewish law.

      There are approximately 330,000 citizens from the former Soviet Union who immigrated to Israel under the Law of Return, which requires a person to have one Jewish grandparent. However, according to Halacha, a person is only Jewish if he is born to a Jewish mother.

      Fallen soldiers from this sector of the population have until now been buried in the same section of military cemeteries but not in the same plot as their fallen Jewish comrades.”

      • a blah chick on March 4, 2014, 7:37 pm

        I suspect that these are the people who are really going to benefit from Levin’s “the Christians are not Arabs” legislation.

  15. Yani on March 4, 2014, 3:40 am

    Their greatest diversity isn’t race but attitude. They range from almost pleasant to totally obnoxious, capable of an unprovoked teargas attack on a disabled school or beating up elderly deaf people who can’t hear their commands.

  16. Chu on March 4, 2014, 10:40 am

    Katie – you could have used some rainbows on the uniforms to push it over the top, but great cartoon. It’s too bad there isn’t a media outlet like Saturday Night Live that could pick this up and act it out. A skit like this on you-tube is Way-More powerful than any flash mob, cause people love to laugh at hypocrites!

    The US Military would never use such a desperate left wing campaign to promote a militant cause. Only Israeli suberfuge could come up with such a unique concept.

  17. alizarin on March 4, 2014, 2:00 pm

    AAAAAAH! No more duckface!

  18. a blah chick on March 4, 2014, 8:40 pm

    Doesn’t it seem that Israel’s depictions of their “diversity” seem strangely forced? “Oh, look at all the blacks and browns and women we have in the ranks!” Sounds a bit self conscious if you ask me. This type of stuff here went out of date back in the sixties.

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