Friday, June 29, 2012

Legal Question

Egypt. Sinai, Hamas, Terrorism,  peace treaty, moslem brotherhood, peace, war, : Dry Bones cartoon.It's not the first time I've asked this question.

No one seems willing to answer it.


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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Jewish Mother Joke (1997)


July 09, 1997

a Dry Bones cartoon: Jewish, email, jewish mother, mother, 1997,
Today's Golden Odie cartoon was published fifteen years ago in July of 1997.

Back then eMail was cutting edge. If I did the cartoon today it would be a facebook joke.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Romney in 2012

Mormon, campaign,  Bias, Democracy, Presidency, Elections, JFK,  Obama,  American Blacks, America, 1960, 2008, 2012,  : Dry Bones cartoon.How old is Uncle Drybones?
I'll tell you how old.

In 1960 I lived in New York, and JFK was running for President. People mumbled about the threat of a Roman Catholic President. "How do we know that Jack Kennedy wont be controlled by the Vatican?! . . . by the Pope in Rome!!"

In 2008 Obama was running for President, and I was visiting America on a speaking tour. Somewhere in Arizona someone mumbled to me "But he's black!!, who's going to vote for a black?!" The mumbler did not use the word "black" but employed a more colorful term instead.

It's now 2012, Romney is running for President. Last week, an American on an overseas contract working here in Israel mumbled to me "I'm disappointed in Obama but I couldn't vote for Romney. Romney's a Mormon. They're a cult!"

That's how old Uncle Drybones is!
I've been mumbled to before.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Iranian Reform and the Media (1997)


June 02, 1997

a Dry Bones cartoon: Iran, Haiti, Zaire, Democracy, Media, Tehran, 1997, Shuldig,
Today's Golden Odie cartoon was published on June 02, 1997. Fifteen years ago this month.

According to Wikipdia:

"Iranian presidential election of 1997 took place on May 23, 1997, which resulted in an unpredicted win for the reformist candidate Mohammad Khatami." -more

So now they figure that the new President in Egypt wont be so bad

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Monday, June 25, 2012

"Social Justice"

Occupy Wall Street, Shuldig, demonstrations, Banks, : Dry Bones cartoon.Here in Israel we've got a local chapter of the anarchist, anti-capitalist, "öccupy" movement, complete with violent demonstrations, police baiting, and "Social Justice" posters.

According to the Jewish Telegraph Agency:

Social protests turn violent in Tel Aviv
June 24, 2012
TEL AVIV (JTA) --"Social protests in Tel Aviv turned violent as demonstrators shattered windows and attempted to break into banks.
Some 85 people were arrested in Saturday night's demonstrations; 37 of the arrested protesters will be indicted, Haaretz reported.
Saturday night's violent protests come some 24 hours after protests in Tel Aviv in which 12 activists were arrested, including Daphni Leef, a high-profile activist leader.
Protesters in the Friday night protests accused police of excessive violence." -more

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Egypt. Sinai, Hamas, Terrorism

Egypt. Sinai, Hamas, Terrorism,   : Dry Bones cartoon."A picture is worth a thousand words", so look at the photo below.

In the foreground is the site of the latest terror attack on Israel. Behind the scene you can see the break in the fence through which the terrorists broke into Israel. Overlooking the entire scene is the watchtower and buildings of Egyptian Security forces!!

Ëgyptian Security watchtower and buildings of Egyptian security forces
- photo: Haaretz June 19, 2012

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Peace with Egypt (1979)


April 26, 1979

a Dry Bones cartoon: Egypt,  Israel,  Carter, White House, Peace Agreement, Peace, 1979,
Today's Golden Odie cartoon was published in the Jerusalem Post on April 26, 1979. Egypt and Israel had just exchanged the Peace documents.

The cartoon is about the American President, Jimmie (one-term) Carter, and "Zbigie" ( my nickname for his National Security Adviser Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski).

The joke was that Jimmy and his top adviser had no real idea about the Middle East and its peoples ... sort of like the current rsident of the White House.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Shrinking Europe

Europe,  Population, Islamists, Eurabia, robots, sci fi, North Africa, Immigrants,  : Dry Bones cartoon. Previous stuff about Europe at Dry Bones on Europe.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Europe (2002)


June 07, 2002

(2002) Europe, Eurabia, Islamism, antisemitism, Terrorism, terror, :  a Dry Bones cartoon
Today's Golden Odie cartoon was published ten years ago this month.

To see other Dry Bones cartoons and postings about Europe, just click on Posts about Europe.

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Monday, June 18, 2012


Magic, Texting, Driving, Drivers, : Dry Bones cartoon. Last night the LSW (Long Suffering Wife) and I saw "The Great Buck Howard" , a 2008 movie, about a stage mentalist. it obviously affected my thinking today when I did this cartoon about what is coming to be called "distracted driving".

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Friday, June 15, 2012

June 2012

Jonathan Pollard, Shuldig, 2012, Spying,  : Dry Bones cartoon.I had hoped to be able to do a joyous and final Pollard cartoon; a welcome home cartoon. It'll have to wait a bit longer.

Please click for some of my previous Pollard cartoons.

Please click for the Facts of the Pollard Case.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pollard and Israel (1987)


March 10, 1987

(1987) a Dry Bones cartoon:  Jonathan Pollard, Israel, Spying,
Today's Golden Odie cartoon was published in the Jerusalem Post on March 10, 1987, after Jonathan Pollard had been sentenced.

At the time of this posting we're waiting to see if Shimon Peres can get President Obama to free Jonathan from his years of cruel and unusual punishment.

Please click for some of my previous Pollard cartoons.

Please click for the Facts of the Pollard Case.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Test Yourself

Telecommunications, iPhone, Apps, Shuldig, : Dry Bones cartoon.I like to think of today's offering as a funny "test yourself" cartoon.

On the other hand it could be seen as being in a new and disturbingly expanding category of Dry Bones cartoons.

It's an "old guy living in the confusing future, trying to keep up" cartoon.

Your thoughts?

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mubarak (1982)


February 24, 1982

(1982) Mubarak, Sadat, Peace Agreement, Egypt, Israel, Shuldig, 1982 a Dry Bones cartoon
Today's Golden Odie cartoon was published in the Jerusalem Post on February 24, 1982.Thirty years ago.

Four months had gone by since Mubarak had become president of Egypt on 14 October 1981, after the assassination of President Anwar El Sadat. It looked like Mubarak was not going to try to lead his people to an acceptance of Israel as a friend and ally.

Thirty years have gone by, the Israeli Egyptian Peace Agreement is in danger, Egyptian Jew-hatred is rampant, and Egypt has decided that it would be best for everyone if Hosni Mubarak would now conveniently die in prison.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Syria Bad, Israel Badder?

Dry Bones cartoon:Syria,  Israel,  Settlements, bombing, Arab Spring, Assad, U.N., Double Standard,
Today's cartoon is a simple statement of fact.
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BTW, have you noticed that they've stopped calling it Arab Spring?

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Friday, June 08, 2012

Bibi's Government

Dry Bones cartoon:Bibi, Netanyahu, Knesset, West Bank, Judea, Samaria, Coalition, unity government,
If you don't understand today's Dry Bones cartoon, I'll explain.

Here in Israel we've just had a major political battle ...and the Prime Minister demonstrated the power of a broad government to actually govern!

The details are below as reported by the Jerusalem Post:

Knesset rejects Ulpana bill 69-22
"By a vote of 69-22, the Knesset has rejected the bill proposed for retroactively legalizing a number of West Bank outposts, including the Ulpana outpost.
Notable from the vote was the absence of Science and Technology Minister Daniel Herschkowitz and Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein from the vote.
Both ministers had previously publicly declared that they would vote for the bill even though they would be fired from their cabinet positions.
Despite their public declarations, ultimately they absented themselves from the vote"

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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Pollard (1987)


March 04, 1987

(1987) Jonathan Pollard, Prison, spying, King Solomon a Dry Bones cartoon
Today's Golden Odie cartoon was published in the Jerusalem Post on March 04, 1987, the day that Jonathan Pollard was to be sentenced.

He was facing charges that, if he had been found guilty, could have put him in jail for several years. So he decided to take a plea bargain, admit to his guilt, forego a trial, and expect a lesser sentence. It is now twenty-five years after the sentencing, which opened a series of shocking betrayals. Pollard was given a life sentence by the Americans, Israel denied that he was their spy, and American Jewish Organizations (with a few exceptions) remained silent for years.

Israeli President Shimon Peres now carries a plea for Pollard's long-overdue release, which he will present to President Obama in Washington D.C. So I decided to find and post today's historic cartoon.

Please click for the Facts of the Pollard Case.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

the Iranian Goliath

Dry Bones cartoon:Iran, Goliath, King David, Bible, Nukes, Strategy, Israel, 2012, Computer Virus, Computers, Cyberwar,
I really enjoyed drawing this cartoon!

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Refugees and non-orthodox Jews (1977)

Dry Bones sartoon:  June 21, 1977

(1977) Dry Bones cartoon: Refugees, Vietnam, Begin, Law, Return, Reform Jews, Conservative Jews,Refugees, Africa, Vietnam, migrants, Judaism,
Today's Golden Oldie is from June 1977.

It was 10 years after the Six-Day War of June 67. Menachem Begin was the Prime Minister.The cartoon was about two items then current in the news.

First was the refugees (from Vietnam) that we welcomed to the country. The second was the attempt to bar non-orthodox Judaism from flourishing in Israel.

I picked the cartoon because the two hot topics in Israel today are again refugees and non-orthodoxy. Now, in 2012, we are being forced to discriminate between migrant Africans who are just slipping into the country illegally to find work and African refugees who've fled their native lands seeking refuge.

As for non-orthodoxy, here's the latest from the Associated Press:

Israel announces it will fund non-Orthodox rabbis for 1st time
"JERUSALEM — Israel's attorney general has announced that non-Orthodox rabbis serving their communities will receive state funding for the first time.
Up to now, the state has recognized and supported only Orthodox rabbis, leaving the more liberal clergy and their congregations without state funding."

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Show Trials in Egypt

Dry Bones cartoon: Egypt, Egyptians Riots, Mubarak, Trial, Tahrir, Arab Spring, demonstrations,
Apparently the mob may not be satisfied with a bone.
They want blood!!
The latest, according to CBS NEWS:

Life sentence for Egypt's Mubarak; sons acquitted

"CAIRO — Former President Hosni Mubarak has received a life sentence for failing to stop the killing of protesters during Egypt's uprising. But he and his sons have been cleared of corruption charges, setting off protests for greater accountability for 30 years of abuses under the old regime.

By nightfall on Saturday, a large crowd of up to 10,000 was back in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the birthplace of the uprising, to vent anger over the acquittals. Similar protests went on in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria and Suez on the Red Sea."-more

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Friday, June 01, 2012

the Egyptian Connection

Dry Bones cartoon: Egypt,  Israel, migrants, Africa,  2012,

Africans flee their native countries to pour across an international border into Egypt. This establishes them as refugees.

When they then leave Egypt to infiltrate into Israel, they are no longer refugees, either legally or morally. They are economic migrants. The problem of the growing flooding into Israel of what is now estimated to be 60,000 African migrants will have to be faced by Jerusalem. And soon! This will, of course, be an opportunity for the Main Stream Media to launch attacks on Israeli "racism".

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