Friday, May 18, 2007

Fortieth Anniversary

Dry Bones cartoon: Remembering May'67... instead of June'67.
Typical media coverage of the "mid-east conflict" begins with reporting "an Israeli military action". The situation which brought the Israeli response is under-reported at best.

As I write this, the ongoing and cruel one-sided rocket war being launched from Gaza against us continues to be a non-story for the world's media. It will be, until we respond. This made me think about how we ourselves are often a party to these distortions of history. "Surely the events of May'67 were as important to remember, review, and understand as those of June'67", I thought. And I drew the above cartoon.

So what do you think?

Shouldn't we be viewing the 40th anniversary of tbe events leading up to June'67 with the same importance as the story of "an Israeli military action".


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