Just when you thought you’d heard everything that’s come from Muhammed caricatures, Iranian overreaction and Holocaust denying, here comes the very first Israeli Anti-Semitic cartoon contest.
The idea that no one can rip us like we rip ourselves is somehow protective, I suppose. And I’m down with a little self-referential self-deprecation for irony’s sake, but the gallery shows that not so many Jews are skilled with an ironic twist of the ink. Out of 10 entries, only the one about Hitler, Ghandi and MLK has a tasty sardonic flavor.
The contest deadline is March 5 and is open to tribe members only. But how do the judges tell the difference between faux anti-Semitism and the real kind? Is there a Torah quiz upon submission?