Today's cartoon was published on February 12, 2004. The day before, on February 11, 2004, Israel was hit by an earthquake (depicted in the third panel of the cartoon). The quake set off a whole new set of worries for us. As I write this we are witnessing the incredible destruction caused by the catastrophic 2011 Japanese earthquake/tsunami/nuclear meltdown disaster......and once again we in Israel are being warned by the authorities about the inevitable "big one" that will, one day hit us!
Earthquake cracks Knesset
By Jerusalem Newswire Editorial Staff
February 11, 2004
- "An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale rocked Israel and surrounding states Wednesday morning, sending frightened people streaming into streets throughout the country, but causing only one indirect injury and little damage.Israel Radio reported the quake left a crack in the ceiling of the Knesset plenum, Israel's parliament, just minutes before lawmakers were scheduled to take their seats for the day's debates.Channel 2 TV reported that Israeli geologists believe a major earthquake could strike Israel without notice, and based on research predict the arrival of "the big one" in the next 50 years." -more