What is it with Cartoons that Arabs and those who wave pointy fingers at Israel cannot take. Its bad enough Israel and Jews have to tolerate a daily diet of insults and abuses, stereotypes, evil Auschwitz comparisons like this:
Or endangering Jewish people’s lives by claiming Jewish control of the US
So when an Israeli newspaper – just every free newspaper is allowed and should do – makes a satirical point using a cartoon this is the inevitable result..
The UN’s Paris-based cultural arm called in Israel’s ambassador, Nimrod Barkan, on Wednesday and handed him a protest note saying the cartoon “endangers the lives of unarmed diplomats”.
The note came from the organization’s director-general, Irina Bokova.
The cartoon was published last week in the Zionist daily Haaretz. It depicts Zionist regime’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister briefing pilots before a hypothetical attack on Iran, telling them to target UNESCO’s office in the West Bank on their way back.
Ambassador Nimrod Barkan was stunned to be handed a copy of this cartoon and an official letter of protest from UNESCO’s director general, Irina Bokova. Falt told Barkan the cartoon constituted incitement.
“A cartoon like this endangers the lives of unarmed diplomats, and you have an obligation to protect them,” Falt said, according to an Israeli source. “We understand that there is freedom of the press in Israel, but the government must prevent attacks on UNESCO.”
The Ambassador wonderfully replied:
Barkan pointed out that the government has no control over editorial cartoons printed in the papers. “Ask yourselves what you did to make a moderate paper with a deeply internationalist bent publish such a cartoon,” he suggested. “Perhaps the problem is with you.
The problem is with you the UN who put Israel on trial in front of the world daily. Shame. (And Ha’aretz a Zionist paper if only!!)