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December 31, 2015 4:44 pm

‘Sophisticated’ Economist Revives Facile Cartoon Smearing Israel

avatar by Adam Levick

The following cartoon was posted recently on the Facebook page of The Economist:

The Economist cartoon.

The Economist cartoon.

The cartoon was originally published by The Economist in July 2014, during the war between Hamas and Israel.

As a friend on Facebook suggested, the cartoon’s goal is not to educate, or to provide a unique insight into the war, but rather to reinforce lazy stereotypes of Israel as a cruel, malicious Goliath inflicting gratuitous violence on innocent victims.

It’s especially troubling that a London-based publication that fancies itself a centrist magazine providing “authoritative insight and opinion” would endorse such a facile and extraordinarily misleading graphic commentary.

(See here for another example of an egregiously biased cartoon about Israel by the same cartoonist.)

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