Sunday, August 8, 2010

(BLOG) Washington Post Cartoonist Confuses Abbas With Netanyahu

"Washington Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles gets the Palestinian-Israeli conflict backwards in his featured August 2, 2010 drawing. Toles portrays Israel, this time in the person of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, as the obstacle to direct Israeli-Palestinian talks and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as the proponent.

Astonished Post readers called CAMERA's Washington office to ask if an editing or computer error had switched the speech balloons over cartoon versions of Netanyahu and Abbas. The answer is no — Toles has consistently blamed Israel for problems caused by the Palestinian Arabs.

Cartoons — though obviously devices for expressing opinion — are intended to crystalize satirically, in image form the essence of events, facts and realities."

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