Dedicated To Combating the Willful Rewriting of History and Fighting the Spread of Antisemitism
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Do you remember Israel BEFORE it was the Startup Nation?Back when we were young and innocent, Dry Bones fans eagerly looked forward to the full page cartoons I did in the weekend magazine of the Jerusalem Post.Well, we are no longer young and innocent and the full page Dry Bones is just a memory, but in response to the requests of many old-timers, I decided to do a book of those weekend pages.I hope that this collection will warm the hearts of old-time fans and serve to let younger generations know how we experienced life in Israel back then.The book is available from Amazon in two formats. As a large coffee table paperback (8.5 "X 11") and also as a Kindle ebook. The link is: http://amzn.to/2xNiwRb
Monday, October 23, 2017
According to the Jewish Virtual Library:
On November 2, 1917, British Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur James Balfour wrote a letter to Lord Walter Rothschild. The contents of this letter became known as the Balfour Declaration: "His Majesty's Government views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."The Olive Tree in today's cartoon is a character introduced in my Graphic Novel "Trees, The Green Testament" You can order a copy of Trees, The Green Testament at http://amazon.com/author/kirschen or you might want to order a copy directly from us, http://store.drybones.com/ for me to autograph and for the LSW (Long Suffering Wife) to then shlep to the post office to mail to you.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
The new heroes of the Middle East. Israel and Kurdistan.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Villains of the 21st century, riding on the backs of their captive peoples.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
According to Israel National News:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Thursday night that Israel will be exiting the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) over the organization’s anti-Israeli bias, following a similar announcement by the Trump administration.UNESCO's board is set to meet next week and had announced that the anti-Israel resolutions it had intended to bring to a vote would be postponed for six months. This is seen by sources as a possible attempt to stave off the actions of the US and Israel.Netanyahu’s statement came just hours after the US State Department declared that the US would be leaving UNESCO by 2019 due to its anti-Israel bias.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The brave Jews of the USSR demonstrated their continued Jewish people-hood by dancing and singing in synagogues and in the streets on Simchat Torah. This they did in the face of Communist repression. Their actions spoke to the world. In the end we (the Jews) won, They (the Soviet oppressors) lost, and the story has faded from history and our memories, along with organizations like the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry.
President Trump has decided that instead of carrying out his campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, he'll do it after he sets up an Israeli/Arab peace treaty. Maybe.
Monday, October 09, 2017
The long holiday season in Israel (which began with the "High Holidays") is finally about to end, and will be followed by Shabbat! And yup! we're all jet-lagged!! Back to our workday routines this coming Sunday.
Friday, October 06, 2017
The outside world is indeed looking crazier and more and more threatening. Dry Bones has been fighting back against the insanity since I started drawing it back in 1973! Now I've put together an anthology of the best of the Dry Bones Fights Back cartoons. The book is on sale at Amazon http://amazon.com/author/kirschen where, in addition to the (over sized) anthology there's a Kindle copy (and a bookshelf of other Dry Bones books). And if you buy a copy PLEASE leave a review. It would be really helpful.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
The holiday of Succot is about to begin. Many of us will take refuge in our Succot huts, meanwhile the outside world is getting crazier and crazier.
Sunday, October 01, 2017
Succot 2017 will begin in the evening of Wednesday, 4 October. Hag Sameah, Happy Holiday.
I want to thank all of you who have made a New Year's donation to Dry Bones. Your gifts are really important to keeping us alive and drawing.