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Haaretz Cartoon Compares Bibi to 9/11 Hijackers

Was there no other way to illustrate tension between the U.S. and Israel?

Liel Leibovitz
October 30, 2014
Haaretz political cartoon on Oct. 30, 2014. (Haaretz)
Haaretz political cartoon on Oct. 30, 2014. (Haaretz)

Let’s say you’re Haaretz’s cartoonist, and that your job is finding fresh and visually appealing ways to poke fun at the fraught condition that is Israeli life and politics. And let’s say that the hottest story of the day has to do with the tension between the Obama and Netanyahu Administrations. How’d you capture that in cartoon form?

Ponder that question for a moment as you behold the actual cartoon, pictured above, published by Haaretz’s actual long-term editorial cartoonist Amos Biderman. Remind you of anything?

Liel Leibovitz is editor-at-large for Tablet Magazine and a host of its weekly culture podcast Unorthodox and daily Talmud podcast Take One. He is the editor of Zionism: The Tablet Guide.