Dedicated To Combating the Willful Rewriting of History and Fighting the Spread of Antisemitism
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
This blog is run on blogger. A few years ago they changed the way it worked and I became a "Classic Version" holdout When Microsoft added the dumb ribbon to MS Word, etc. it forced me to relearn how to use my old and trusted tools. facebook? gmail? twitter? Nothing still works the same, which has led me to formulate a rule: Nothing continues to work the same way once you've learned how it works!!BTW I recently decided to set up a Dry Bones YouTube "channel." I began with an Internet search for technical info and insider tips on how to do it. Most of what I found were painful posts, pitiful whimpering and cries of anger. Seems like YouTube had just changed the way YouTube "channels" worked.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
It never seems to stop. Yes, our societies, towns, and cities survive. Yes, we are strong. We bounce back. But for the victims,their bodies torn apart, limbs blown off, for the dead and their families and those who loved them. For all of these it will never be over. Theirs is a life sentence.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Today is the first of a two-day Israeli holiday. The first part, today, is Yom HaZikaron, Israel's Memorial Day. A day of remembering and longing for those who died so that the Jewish State could live. It is one of those times when Israel feels more like a family than a country. A day of sadness. The second part begins at sundown when the country bursts into a celebration of life! It'll be Israel's Birthday!
This year is our 65th. What's planned is day of picnics, barbecues, family outings and parties!
The country is festooned with flags.
Big flags, little flags, flags that clip onto our car windows and hang from our balconies.Strangely, we remain an island of calm surrounded by a sea of rage, which, for the time being at least, seems not to be directed at us!
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
April 20, 1998
I drew today's cartoon fifteen years ago. It has held up for almost all of those years but suddenly the situation has changed. I believe that "How it Was" is no longer "How it Is".For my take on what has changed everything, you'll have to see tomorrow's cartoon.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Yup! The accepted wisdom in Israel was that no government coalition could or would ever be put together without the "Ultra Orthodox" political parties. Whether we were "for it" or "against it". It's what we all believed. It couldn't happen. And it happened. And the sky didn't fall down. YIKES?!!
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Friday, April 05, 2013
Permit me to say few words about today's cartoon from a cartoonist's point of view.
When I began doing Dry Bones cartoons back in 1973, I drew six panels in every cartoon. A few years ago I switched to a four panel structure. Today's cartoon could/should have been a two-panel cartoon, but I wanted the tempo and pacing provided by a four panel "read". Which explains the four panel background in a two panel. That's the kind of problem that a cartoonist tries to solve. The kind of problems that an American President is called upon to "solve" are, as pointed out in today's Dry Bones cartoon, a bit more challenging.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
When I started drawing the Dry Bones cartoons, way back in January of 1973, the accepted wisdom was that the future for a democratic Middle East was tied to the fortunes of Christian Lebanon, the secular government of Muslim Turkey, and the Jewish State of Israel. We assumed that the three would eventually transform the entire area. The accepted wisdom was wrong. We're down to one bright light of freedom and Western democracy in the entire region.