Monday, May 23, 2011

Plantu's Typical Simplification of the Palestinian Problem

The Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal shows up even in French cartoons on the Middle East, with Plantu — in his take on Obama's playing the host to (an irascible-looking) Netanyahu as they read about the DSK scandal in the newspapers and in his (simplistic) take of Israel's Palestinian problem — having his (innocent-looking) Palestinian quip:
Well, as for us, it's been for the past 50 years that we've been getting screwed, and there's been a much smaller fuss made about that!
A small fuss, a much smaller fuss, made about… Palestine?! What has Plantu (who often played the host to Yasser Arafat through his Cartooning for Peace initiative) been smoking, pray tell?…

(Benjamin Netanyahu himself had a more balanced viewpoint…)