As everybody knows by now an Iranian paper has commissioned a Holocaust cartoon contest in reply to the now-infamous Danish cartoons (more here). That seems like a strange decision when nobody involved in the controversy appears to be Jewish, but ok. Via boibgboing via Drawn!, a group of Israelis have decided that the best response is to commission their own anti-semitic cartoon contest.
Amitai Sandy (29), graphic artist and publisher of Dimona Comix Publishing, from Tel-Aviv, Israel, has followed the unfolding of the “Muhammad cartoon-gate” events in amazement, until finally he came up with the right answer to all this insanity – and so he announced today the launch of a new anti-Semitic cartoons contest – this time drawn by Jews themselves!
“We’ll show the world we can do the best, sharpest, most offensive Jew hating cartoons ever published!” said Sandy “No Iranian will beat us on our home turf!”
The contest has been announced today on the www.boomka.org website, and the initiator accept submissions of cartoons, caricatures and short comic strips from people all over the world. The deadline is Sunday March 5, and the best works will be displayed in an Exhibition in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
I’m most of the way through a book of essays by Israeli humorist Ephraim Kishon (Wise Guy, Solomon) that has made people get up and move away from me on the bus [not because of the book, because I was trying and failing to stifle tears of laughter]. Iran might be bigger but I’m fairly confident that it isn’t funnier. Point, Israel.