11 August 2011

Social Justice (1998)

(1998) Dry Bones cartoon: Student Strike.
Today’s cartoon is from 1998.
Back then there was a student strike.

I posted this cartoon because of the current wave of demonstrations, riots, and unrest spreading around the world. The front pages of the Israeli Hebrew papers are splashed with horrifying shots of London burning. Just a few days ago our front pages showed massive Israeli demonstrations and tent cities of protestors. Earlier I caught an American TV news show on my PC. They were covering a riot. And then there’s the ongoing uprising in Syria

And how come the phrase “Social Justice” keeps popping up? I saw it in Hebrew at a Tel Aviv demonstration. And there were just those anti-austerity riots in Greece?!!

Something is going on. What do you think it is? I personally disagree with King Solomon in the 1998 cartoon. Sometimes it’s not “one or the other” Sometimes it’s both!

-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

Credit Rating

economic crisis, Economy, U.S.A., Recession, credit rating,   : Dry Bones cartoon.
The fun in drawing this cartoon was the writing of all those IOU notes.

I had so much fun writing the little IOUs, that trimming them to fit inside the cartoon frame would have saddened me. So I convinced myself that breaking the frame was “okay”. In fact it made the cartoon “better” …and hey, I’m the cartoonist! Nobody can tell me what to do!

So I had my fun! I wrote all those IOUs and just didn’t stop …like America.

-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

Tisha Be’Av (2004)

(2004) Holidays, Tisha Be'Av, Jewish Culture, Jews, Temple Mount, Disasters, :Dry Bones cartoons
Today’s cartoon is a Golden Oldie about the Jewish memorial day called Tisha Be’Av.

Tisha Be’Av marks the date of the destruction of both of the two Temples, and a list of other bad-luck events in Jewish history. A day of fasting and introspection.

Today.

-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

Israeli Demonstrations

Arab Spring, Israel, Economy, demonstrations,  : Dry Bones cartoon.
According to the Jerusalem Post:

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz on Sunday said that the social protests Saturday against the rising cost of living were “impressive,” saying that “there’s a need to find solutions to both housing and cost of living” issues.

Steinitz, however, warned that Israel’s current economic standing needs to be carefully guarded, pointing to the economic difficulties faced by the United States and many European countries today.

“We’ll do what we can,” the finance minister said, discussing possible solutions a ministerial roundtable set to be presented by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu later Sunday morning. “We can’t live beyond our means,” he added, saying that solutions must stay “within what we can [afford].”

One of the issues that will be discussed by the ministerial team, he said, will be the tax burden in Israel, “Taxes are on the agenda.” He added that the issue is one of many that will be addressed in the coming two months.”

-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

Real Life Adventures

Bad Reporter

Close to Home

The Duplex

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This is a beautiful article, may we all be remembered in this way by our children. http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Opinion/Article.aspx?id=232506

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