- He made in 2004 a series of seven cartoons showing Arabs and Jews in reconciliation
- on his websites he allows everybody to reproduce and forward all his artworks.
Mr. Latuff read this post and commented:
Checking your post about one of my cartoons with the Star of
David depicted as a hanging rope, I'd like to highlight
something. As you stated in the same post, my artworks and
struggle have more to do with anti-Zionism than
anti-Semitism, and the usage of Star of David in my cartoons
have no religious reasons. My detractors usually acuse me of
anti-Semitism for using the Star. The point is that the
State of Israel have religious motifs as national symbols
(Star of David for the flag, the Menorah for the official
seal), and even combat jets and tanks have the Star of David on it (putting a religious symbol in such war machines sounds like a desecration for me). It's
like to be called anti-Muslim for making a Turkish tank with
the Star and Crescent, since this religious motif is used in
the Turkey's national flag.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Israeli Star of David as a hanging rope
for the Palestinians conveys bluntly cartoonist Carlos Latuff’s opinion about Israel’s policy in the territories. His image reminds me of a similar image Israeli artist Dror Auslander used to show how Israelis strangle their foreign workers.
Another Star of Davids made from rope is on the
Cartoonist Carlos Latuff uses the Star of David as an anti- Israeli tool. It is important to notice the difference between anti- Israeli (or anti-Zionist) and anti-Semitic usages. Latuff is a fine example for the first category.
It is to his credit that