Apropos of the infamous cartoons:

A light(er) note to CartoonGate: the Israeli publishers of Dimona Comix in Tel-Aviv have announced their own contest for anti-Semitic cartoons drawn by Jews. "We'll show the world we can do the best, sharpest, most offensive Jew-hating cartoons ever published!" one of the two publishers, Amitai Sandy, was quoted as saying: "No Iranian will beat us on our home turf!"

sbw (mail) (www):
2.27.2006 8:34am
I've been meaning to post this in one of David's columns, but not many of them have open comments.

In all events, Sandi's been on NPR and the circuit the past few weeks. He is a funny young man.
2.27.2006 8:35am
Bob Bobstein (mail):
This is awesome. I predict that the Jewish-drawn anti-Semitic cartoons will be way funnier than the Iranian ones. I mean, Anne Frank in bed with Hitler? That's like hardly even a joke.
2.27.2006 9:12am
And have you seen Art Spiegelman's versions in this week's New Yorker?
2.27.2006 10:49am
Mike BUSL07 (mail):
That seriously makes me proud. Way to go.
2.27.2006 11:16am
Richard Bellamy (mail):

And have you seen Art Spiegelman's versions in this week's New Yorker?

The best was clearly the third, in which an adult Jew is beating a Jewish child for drawing a picture of a big money bag. The caption is along the lines of "You know our religion forbids drawing pictures of the Profit!"
2.27.2006 11:49am
Do you have a link to the Art Spiegelman cartoons? I couldn't find it on the New Yorker website.
2.27.2006 12:06pm
Mike BUSL07 (mail):
Or, could you tell us what issue the cartoons were in?
2.27.2006 12:08pm
Richard Bellamy (mail):
It should be in the issue currently on the newsstand (or if the new one came out today, then last week's).

I can understand not wanting to put them online, where they could be used beyond their intented purpose.
2.27.2006 12:10pm
Greedy Clerk (mail):
Very old news. In fact, I think someone else already posted about this.
2.27.2006 1:44pm
Tbag (mail) (www):
Props for this. Great idea.
2.27.2006 3:14pm
Guest2 (mail):
"You know, I don't get it. Not allowed to ask a Chinese person where the Chinese restaurant is! I mean, aren't we all getting a little too sensitive? I mean, someone asks me which way's Israel, I don't fly off the handle."

-- Jerry Seinfeld
2.27.2006 6:56pm
Dr. T (mail):
I grew up rural but went to medical school in Brooklyn. I did not like living in a large city, but the one thing in Brooklyn I miss is Jewish humor. (The majority of my class was Jewish.) This contest, to me, is a great example of how Jews direct humor towards themselves. (I still chuckle when I hear the classic joke: Q: How many Jewish mothers does it take to replace a light bulb? A: None...."I'll just sit here in the dark.")
2.27.2006 8:01pm