18 August 2011

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Thumbs upWith very special thanks to Sarah HonigThumbs up Another Tack: Red flags in Tel Aviv (I) – a helpful glossary

American Pressure (1996)

(1996) Dry Bones cartoon: Jonathan Pollard,  America, Pressure, Israel, terrorists, Turkey, Flotilla,
Today’s cartoon is from August 1996, fifteen years ago this month.

Fifteen long years have gone by since I drew this cartoon. Jonathan Pollard is still in prison, and an American Administration is still trying to pressure Israel into betraying her own interests. These days America is pressuring Israel to apologize to Turkey about the 2010 flotilla incident.

WASHINGTON (JTA) — “The Obama administration agrees with a formulation in which Israel would apologize to Turkey for the deadly 2010 flotilla raid without accepting blame, Ehud Barak said.

Israel’s defense minister outlined the formulation, which would have Israel apologize to Turkey for “mistakes made, if there were any” in exchange for Turkey barring legal action against the Israeli troops involved, to reporters on July 28. Barak had spent the day in meetings with National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

He told reporters that the formulation arose in his meeting with Clinton, although it was not clear whether he or Clinton initiated the idea. Barak said the Americans made the case that “if you want to defend your soldiers, make this deal.” -more

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

Spectator Sports 2011

economic crisis, Economy, Recession, Double Dip,   : Dry Bones cartoon.
The daily reversals on the Stock Market are serious business. They are signs of the economic crisis, a possible “double dip” recession or worse, the collapse of the Dollar, etc. . . . yes, there is much to say about the current situation of one day’s sell-off panic and the next day’s mini-boom. But at heart I’m a cartoonist, so the up down motion of the market reminded me of a tennis match. I couldn’t resist, gave in to temptation, and drew today’s cartoon. Superficial, but fun. .

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Last minute notice: I’ll be at the cartoon and animation festival at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque tomorrow presenting my Yale findings on the secret codes of antisemitism and explaining the detective work involved in finding them. I’ll be speaking in English. The date is August 18 (Thursday) at 7:30 PM. There’s a 37 nis entry fee. The TA Cinematheque is at 2 Sprinzak St. Tel: (03) 606-0800

For details click here. If you’re in the neighborhood, come on over and say hello.

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

Cost of Living (1996)

(1998) Dry Bones cartoon: Jordan, Israel, Cost of Living, demonstrations, .
Today’s cartoon is from 1August 1996, fifteen years ago this month.

Unlike the Israel of 1996, the Israel of 2011 is protesting the stuff that back then we didn’t protest.

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By the way, a number of fans have asked about the possibility of my speaking here in Israel. So in response I’ll be appearing at the 11th annual Tel Aviv Animix Festival. It’ll be at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. I’ll be presenting my Yale findings on the use of secret codes of antisemitism in political cartoons and explaining the detective work involved. It’ll be a shockingly educational experience (with a few Jewish jokes thrown in). I’ll be speaking in English. The date is August 18 (this Thursday) at 7:30 PM. There’s a 37 nis entry fee. The TA Cinematheque is at 2 Sprinzak St. Tel: (03) 606-0800

For details click here. Come on down and say hello.

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


Close to Home

A real commentary on our times.

Non Sequitur


Real Life Adventures


Tell Democrat Senator Not to Threaten Israel’s Security

Dear Friend of Israel,

Senator Patrick Leahy, has taken hostility to Israel to new levels. Leahy is a senior member of the Senate. He is promoting legislation that would cut off aid to three of Israel’s most elite commando units. Reportedly, he is doing this to placate pro-Palestinian advocates in his home state of Vermont.

Leahy needs to be confronted head on on this matter. He is the most dangerous perpetrator of embargoing Israel. Others want to deny Israel commerce and trade, he wants to disarm Israel. Leahy sees himself as judge and jury over the sovereign state of Israel.
Tell Democrat Senator not to Threaten Israel's SecurityUnfortunately, his initiative will not shock people who follow Israel’s relations with the Obama Administration. We have witnessed this Administration treat Israel as a vassal state. They feel they have the right to make demands over Israel’s actions in its capital of Jerusalem and over Israel’s policies in every other respect. Now a close ally of President Obama is pursuing a policy of punishing Israel for defending itself.
Israel needs to push back strongly.
American friends of Israel need to do the same. Let Senator Leahy know what you think of this legislation. His contact info is here: http://leahy.senate.gov/contact/.

Allen Roth & David Goder

Fascinating, I’ve never given most of this a thought!!!!

G-d’s constancy may be observed in the hatching of eggs.

For example:

-the eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days;

-those of the canary in 14 days;

-those of the barnyard hen in 21 days;

-The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days;

-those of the mallard in 35 days;

-The eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days.

(Notice, they are all divisible by seven, the number of days in a week!)

G-d’s wisdom is seen in the making of an elephant… The four legs of this great beast all bend forward in the same direction. (He has four knees.) No other quadruped is so made. G-d planned that this animal would have a huge body, too large to live on two legs… For this reason He gave it four fulcrums so that it can rise from the ground easily.

The horse rises from the ground on its two front legs first.

A cow rises from the ground with its two hind legs first.

How wise the Lord is in all His works of creation!

G-d’s wisdom is revealed in His arrangement of sections and segments, as well as in the number of grains.

-Each watermelon has an even number of stripes on the rind.

-Each orange has an even number of segments.

-Each ear of corn has an even number of rows.

-Each stalk of wheat has an even number of grains.

-Every bunch of bananas has on its lowest row an even number of bananas, and each row decreases by one, so that one row has an even number and the next row an odd number.

-The waves of the sea roll in on shore twenty-six to the minute in all kinds of weather.

All grains are found in even numbers on the stalks, and the Lord specified thirty fold, sixty fold, and a hundred fold – all even numbers.

G-d has caused the flowers to blossom at certain specified times during the day, so that Linnaeus, the great botanist, once said that if he had a conservatory containing the right kind of soil, moisture and temperature, he could tell the time of day or night by the flowers that were open and those that were closed!

The lives of each of you may be ordered by the Lord in a beautiful way for His glory, if you will only entrust Him with your life. If you try to regulate your own life, it will only be a mess and a failure. Only the One Who made the brain and the heart can successfully guide them to a profitable end.


May G-d Bless You In Ways You Never Even Dreamed Today!

S tay Young My Friend

We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part of who we are!



1. Try everything twice.
On one woman’s tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph:
“Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!”

2. Keep only cheerful friends.
The grouches pull you down.
(Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)


3. Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever…

Never let the brain get idle.
‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’
And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s!

4. Enjoy the simple things.


5. Laugh often, long and loud.
Laugh until you gasp for breath.

And if you have a friend who
makes you laugh,

spend lots and lots of time with


6. The tears happen:
Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.
LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what
you love:
Whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever..

Your home is your refuge.


8. Cherish your health:
If it is good, preserve it.

If it is unstable, improve it.

If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don’t take guilt trips..
Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county,

to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

I love you, my special friend.


11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a
second chance……

And if you don’t send this to at least 4 people – who cares?

But, do share this with someone!


Lost time can never be found.

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.


Wine does not make you FAT…

– it makes you LEAN ….
(Against tables, chairs, floors, walls and ugly people.)

Another reason to like Glenn Beck Glenn Beck rally could spark violence, warn Arab MKsUS radio show host to ‘Post’: Event will be different than people expect; MK Ahmed Tibi: “Glenn Beck is a ‘bizarre, neo-fascist comedian.”

One-sided humor is not funny  For too long, satire on television appeared to belong to the Left. In recent years, the popular show ‘Latma’ has proven that humor can come from the Right as well.

Healthy Eating: Foods to beat the bloat  Feeling bloated? Try banishing certain “bloating” foods while including a few foods that can help you “de-puff” in no time.

He does not appear to be his father’s son A non-violent path should precede UN recognition Nonviolence is a way of life that will guarantee peaceful coexistence in the future and the eventual goal of a demilitarized region.

So, does he get extra presents?Smile Happy birthday, Mr. President – whenever  8 is the symbol of infinity. If the President is 88, it’s double infinity, which means that like in Alfred Lord Tennyson’s The Brook, men may come and men may go, but he’ll go on forever.

They still have a day to mess it upSnailBreak out the Champagne! J’lem light rail to start

UK Zionists fight cosmetics firm for anti-Israel project  StandWithUs, UK Zionist Federation encouraging people to stop buying LUSH products until it drops support for campaign led by anti-Israel charity.


2 thoughts on “18 August 2011

  1. Dear Larry, really had enough time to sit and go thru your blog. Really very comprehensive and very well done. I do believe you should also have someone with a different opinion and that could make it very interesting to have pro and cons Herb

    • Thank you, Herbie. The point of a Blog is for anindividual to give his thoughts and comments, by sharing other people’s comments, if I so choose, will give the cons you want to see. So, if you wnat to leave such comments you are welcoe to. To paraphrase Voltaire, however, I disagree with you, not because I am right, but because you are wrong:)

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