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Contest! Design a logo to celebrate the IDF’s 70th birthday

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The Israeli military needs your help! It is holding a contest to choose a “celebratory logo” to mark the the Israel Defense Forces’ 70th birthday. To be honest, the choices are not very exciting. But don’t worry, we have ideas!

Here is our entry, with the help of Carlos Latuff:

(Image: Carlos Latuff)

What do you think? We’re going to share it with IDF but we’re sure they’d appreciate your feedback as well. Don’t be a stranger!

Do you have any ideas for a celebratory logo for the IDF? If you do, be sure to share them in the comments.

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  1. John O on October 20, 2017, 1:02 pm

    I almost prefer the official IDF logos – their use of an olive branch in all three is a masterstroke of satire and irony.

    • Tuyzentfloot on October 21, 2017, 5:07 pm

      Why just one branch. They should depict the whole tree, roots and all to emphasize their generosity.

  2. pabelmont on October 20, 2017, 3:23 pm

    Your picture will be understood as insulting by IDF; they really hate to be pictured as like (you-know-who: YKW) in any way. After all, they (IDF) are so noble, so strong, resolute, pure of heart, pure-in-arms, doing always the right thing (as proved by the near 99% did-no-wrong judgments of the Israeli investigations) and the YKW, well, not so much.

    Anyhow, your label might be wrong; Perhaps IDF means Israel-Destroyer-of-Filistin.

  3. DaBakr on October 20, 2017, 5:09 pm

    Get to work cranking out all the nazi= Zionism cartoons . And, while your at it, start cranking out Zionism= hard right European nationalists

    • Mooser on October 20, 2017, 8:39 pm

      Now, now, “Dabakr”, don’t get in a snit. As a matter of fact, I was working on a new motto for the IDF,( now that the “purity of arms” wheeze has expired) Tell me what you think:

      “The IDF, the army which saved the world from the Palestinians!”

    • echinococcus on October 20, 2017, 8:39 pm

      Cartoons for this reality are not funny: you murderers are exactly what you said, in both cases. And don’t pretend you don’t know it and don’t engage knowingly in propaganda for just that.

      • DaBakr on October 21, 2017, 3:20 am


        Xanax time…..

    • Mooser on October 20, 2017, 8:41 pm

      “Zionism= hard right European nationalists”

      Can you find us a single “hard right European nationalist” who isn’t in favor of Zionism?

      • DaBakr on October 21, 2017, 3:22 am


        woah. heart attack.. this could actually be clever. it’s possible, i suppose.

      • Mooser on October 22, 2017, 1:37 pm

        “Can you find us a single “hard right European nationalist” who isn’t in favor of Zionism?”

        Well, to be fair, I should make a distinction between “hard-right European nationalists” who want to send the Jews to Israel because they don’t like them, and don’t want them around, and those who want to send all the Jews to Israel because they love us so much and want to see us reunited with our native soil.

    • Emory Riddle on October 21, 2017, 11:09 am

      Maybe you would prefer a logo showing the brave IDF soldiers running out of Lebanon in 2006 and Gaza in 2014 when they actually were confronted by grown men with guns?

  4. JosephA on October 21, 2017, 12:34 am

    Wow, that cartoon is powerfully accurate.

  5. Marnie on October 21, 2017, 4:53 am

    A photo of Deir Yassin massacre side by side with a photo of the little boys murdered by the IOF while playing on the beach in Gaza 2014 with a caption like The Israel Defense Forces – nothing ever changes.

    The logo by Carlos Latuff is perfect.

  6. eljay on October 21, 2017, 8:55 am

    Excellent cartoon! Zionism is simply evil in a different uniform and Zionists are the hateful and immoral hypocrites who are happy to do (or to have done) unto others that which they would not want others to do (or to have done) unto them.

  7. Elizabeth Block on October 21, 2017, 10:31 am

    How about the drawing – I think it’s by Banksy – of the white dove, wearing a flak jacket, with a target right over the heart?

  8. Kaisa of Finland on October 21, 2017, 3:00 pm
  9. Kaisa of Finland on October 21, 2017, 3:54 pm

    This cartoon is so good, I’d want to share it. Is it ok to share the cartoon only??

  10. lyn117 on October 22, 2017, 11:07 am

    One in which the sword is cutting down the olive tree, rather than a branch wrapped around it, would seem more more appropriate than any of the IDF’s choices. I like Latuff’s

  11. shaun patrick on October 23, 2017, 12:57 am

    IDF stands for ” Israel’s Death Force “so coming up with a logo is very easy..

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