“Sophisticated” Economist revives facile cartoon smearing Israel

The following cartoon was posted yesterday on the Facebook page of The Economist:


The cartoon was originally published by The Economist in July 2014, during the war between Hamas and Israel. 

As a friend on Facebook suggested, the cartoon’s goal is not to educate, or to provide a unique insight into the war, but rather to reinforce lazy stereotypes of Israel as a cruel, malicious Goliath inflicting gratuitous violence on innocent victims.

It’s especially troubling that a London-based publication which fancies itself a centrist magazine providing “authoritative insight and opinion” would endorse such a facile and extraordinarily misleading graphic commentary. 

(See here for another example of an egregiously biased cartoon about Israel by the same cartoonist.)

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