January 14, 2009

Israel is defending herself...

...and "it thinks" once again inside a German:

From the archives of the political cartoonist Klaus Stuttmann.

We quoted his work before, but this one, dating January 4, 2009, is a real gem. The caption says: "Israel is defending herself" and the speech bubble: "There was no alternative. Our appearance would have bred such a hatred in those children that they all would have turned into suicide bombers later."

Stuttmann, born 1949, is, by no means, an outsider. His cartoons are published at major newspapers like the "Leipziger Volkszeitung", "Tagesspiegel", "taz" or "Badische Zeitung". (Biographical info from his website.)

The old entry Places we wished we had never visited... may be topical in this context again.