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Cartoons about Israel and the Palestinians always brings in the mail, with questions like those from the reader below. After I drew and sent out this cartoon I was shocked to realize my error – I had drawn two sets of ears on each dog – both human ears and doggy ears. Yipes! I’m just so used to drawing ears on human heads, and my drawing hand was running on automatic, I didn’t even think that I was giving out surplus ears. Oooh! Sometimes my cartoons about the Middle East are so wrooong!

From: Jake Barlow

Subject: regarding your Carter/Hamas cartoon

Question, Daryl: When was the last time you were in Israel, and/or the occupied territories? And as a follow up, do you have a well informed opinion on what the situation truly is in the region of Palestine from an eye-witness account, or do you form your opinions based on what you read in the papers?

Second question: How do you justify the cartoon you drew of Carter being a dog pissing on Israel? Who were you personally showing solidarity with, and why? Or are you simply a hack who was trying to capitalize on well-worn bigotries that the US media has been reinforcing through propaganda? Follow up: Why are you so disingenuous?

Regards,

Jake

Visit our collection of cartoons about President Carter’s visit with Hamas.

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.