Thursday, February 07, 2008

First Intifada (1988)

1988 Dry Bones cartoon - trying to understand the outbreak of the first Intifada.
Today's Golden Oldie was published exactly twenty years ago. The organized Arab anti-Israeli violence called "The Intifada" had just been launched and this cartoon reflected Israeli surprise, confusion, and concern about what was happening.

The cartoon was drawn 20 years after the Israeli occupation of Judea and Samaria in 1967 ...which was 20 years after Jordan, then called Trans Jordan, had previously invaded and occupied the territories in 1948.

And now, in 2008, another 20 years have passed since I drew the cartoon!!

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