Israel Demonizers and The Cartoonists Who Love Them

Ahmet Öztürklevent, a cartoonist whose aim was to "draw attention to the Palestinian problem and the Middle East" was presented an award at a Turkish cartoon competition.

Here's what earned ?Öztürklevent that honor:


Cartoonists demonizing Israel are dime are unfortunately common enough; but it says a lot about the people who honor these poison pens.

Pat Oliphant was guest of honor at the Australian Cartoonists' Association's annual awards for this appalling cartoon after the Gaza war; and the UK Political Cartoon Society recognized Dave Brown's depiction of Ariel Sharon eating babies as 2003's cartoon of the year.

Cartoons are very, very powerful, but these are only worth of Der Sturmer.