A recent cartoon by Ann Telnaes has generated what she describes as “sexually violent and misogynistic threats”. The cartoon (see above) is actually an animated cartoon. Visit the Washington Post to see the full cartoon.
Early last week I created a cartoon about the bombings in Gaza. In editorial cartooning, there are some topics which will result in intense reactions from certain groups, as did this one. The series of events started with the Simon Wiesenthal Center issuing a press release last Friday from which the Jerusalem Post wrote a short article titled ?US Jews furious over Washington Post cartoon showing Netanyahu punching Palestinian infant? (I?ll note the JP did not ask me for a comment). So all weekend and again this morning I?ve been getting tweets and emails, some obviously group orchestrated, accusing me of antisemitism and that I support Hamas. Anyone remotely familiar with my work knows I never criticize people?s religious beliefs, only the actions of governments and the leaders of any organization which try to influence public policies that affect ordinary people?s lives.