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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. seafoid on July 11, 2014, 10:34 am

    The emotional engineering required on Jewish Israeli kids from age 4 to run the apartheid system mean Israel, as Arendt predicted, is slowly losing touch with the rest of the Western World and that ultimately even American Jews will turn away, disgusted. People may feel entitled to defend Israel’s psychotic behavior but please don’t tell me it’s sustainable.

  2. Chu on July 11, 2014, 11:37 am

    The illustration shows that multiculturalism can still thrive within any racist social order.

  3. hophmi on July 11, 2014, 11:40 am

    So Katie, should Naftali, Gilad, and Eyal also rest in peace? Or do they not matter to you because they’re not Palestinians?

    • seafoid on July 11, 2014, 11:42 am

      Do you disagree with what she’s saying, Hoph?
      Do you think those 3 dead Jews RIP will be the last for YESHA ?
      Do you think the system is sustainable ?

    • Basilio on July 11, 2014, 12:18 pm

      The cartoon refers to incitement by Israeli politicians, named above, of Arabs. However, they want violence only utilized by IDF soldiers i.e. people wearing uniforms and issued orders because they have political cover. However, their inciting language led to vigilante actions and the killing of an Arab teenager. They were not inciting against certain Jews, so it makes sense that the cartoons wrote RIP in relation to that Arab youth because the incitement and feelings for revenge coming out of the mouths of the politicians connect to what happened to that boy. Your implication that the Israeli youths lives don’t matter has no connection to the cartoon except that the lives of those youths was used as an excuse for violence by politicians. Of course, the killing of those youths is a crime. How many hundreds of young Palestinian teenagers have been killed by troops? What’s the difference between militants killing those innocent Israeli teenagers and soldiers killing Palestinians who really bare no threat to them with all the protection they have? Not much difference yet 100’s of those youths were killed all the time. Palestinian teenagers die all the time like it’s nobody’s business, and the politicians make excuses when the IDF kills them. I am sure some Palestinians made excuses for the deaths of those Israeli youths, as well. While the families of those youths have my sympathy, so do the hundreds of Palestinians families who have lost sons. Anyway, remember the cartoonist is referring to incitement by politicians against Arabs and is making the point that the politicians then act all surprised when people engage in pogroms or attacks and kill Arabs. That was the point she was making. It’s no surprise that the right that likes to whip people into a hysteria contributed to the death of Rabin, who was a man of peace. May Rabin and those youths rest in peace. They are all victims of a false peace.

  4. Kay24 on July 11, 2014, 11:45 am

    You bring your children up with hatred and lies, you should not be surprised if they are hate filled and liars as adults. Netanyahu showed the world a very nasty side, when he made hate filled speeches, urging revenge, and promising to punish ruthlessly the murderers of their three kids, although to this day, NO ONE has proved it is from the Palestinian side. He overreacted and ruthlessly punished ALL Palestinians for a crime that they may have erroneously blamed some for. Lying to keep the occupation going and justified is now becoming lame, and the entire world knows it. For the US Congress to keep showing this parasitic nation with aid and weapons, the media keeps perpetuating the lies. There is good reason that Bibi was called a liar by world leaders, because everyone who deals with him, knows he is a dishonest man.
    The zionist have learned well from the nazis.

    • Bandolero on July 11, 2014, 1:40 pm

      That reminds me of Israeli MP Ayelet Shaked, who had this to say a couple of days ago:

      … Actors in the war are those who incite in mosques, who write the murderous curricula for schools, who give shelter, who provide vehicles, and all those who honor and give them their moral support. They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there. …


      I’m off the opinion that her statement sounds pretty zionist.

      • ritzl on July 11, 2014, 3:20 pm

        I reiterate what I said about running over kittens with lawnmowers a few days ago. I wouldn’t be surprised that anyone who thinks like MK Shaked has a history of it. Really sick shit. Hell of a way to go through life, let alone run a country, let alone run a country that claims to be a “western democracy.”

  5. Bandolero on July 11, 2014, 2:03 pm

    Maybe the cartoon is too nice and Israeli leaders are not really shocked.

    Posted on Colonel W. Patrick Lang’s blog Wednesday:

    The Golani Brigade’s orders for the invasion of Gaza – jdledell

    ” I can assure you the Israelis have no intention of reoccupying Gaza. They do not want the responsibility of managing the Gaza people. They will simply go in, kill as many young men(assumed to be Hamas) as possible and utterly destroy as much infrastructure and economic assets as they can. They will then withdraw and leave the people to their own devices. My nephew is a Golani captain and his unit is just outside Gaza the above is the essence of his unit’s orders.” jdledell


    If that is true, I think that would likely mean Israeli leaders only play to be shocked – but in reality the people behave exactly as cruel and mean as desired by the Israeli leaders.

  6. iResistDe4iAm on July 12, 2014, 11:17 pm

    Q: If Israel can arrest 6 alleged Jewish Israeli terrorists WITHOUT demolishing their family homes, killing 10 other Israelis, wounding 90+ others, detaining 540+ more, ransacking 1000+ Jewish settler homes and relentlessly bombing settlement blocs from the air, land and sea, …then why can’t it arrest 2 alleged Palestinian terrorists the same way?

    A: Israeli apartheid demands collective punishment.
    Israeli fascism demands “death to the Arabs”.
    Israeli supremacism demands “a thousand non-Jewish lives” for “a Jew’s fingernail”.

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