9.9.06

Latuff Threatened by the Israeli Right-Wing Party

It was not very surprising when I learned that my friend Carlos Latuff has been threatned by the Israeli right-wing party. His courageous cartoons must be causing a lot of discomfort for those who cannot handle an opposing opinion. The initial page is in Hebrew. (You can view it here) Below is a screenshot.

"This Carlos should have been 'taken care of' a long time ago, in some way or another. The question is: what should we do, and whose responsibility is it to do so?"
The translation of the whole page in English can be viewed here.
"Carlos Latuff

He has a reference in Wikipedia; at Google you can find 8 pages about him. But what does the Foreign Affairs Ministry know about him? The Mossad? The Committee of Foreign Affairs and Security? The Israeli Army? Any other element that deals with Israel's security?"
I didn't know that the Mossad and the Israeli Army and other elements that deal with Israel's security need to be involved in cartoons!
"He hates America & Israel, his cartoons show Israelis and their rulers as demons. He sends missiles of hatred no less powerful than the missiles that Iran is developing..."
I would like to know how his cartoons that are described as "missiles of hatred" can compare to the tons of smart (and idiot) bombs that were dropped over Lebanon and lead to the death of more than 1200 Lebanese civilians and all the bridges and 100's of buildings...
"The Israeli carelessness on the information front is not acceptable and can't go on. This Carlos should have been 'taken care of' a long time ago, in some way or another. The question is: what should we do, and whose responsibility is it to do so?"
This reminds me of the cartoonist Naji Al Ali who was assassinated as well!
"Goebbels was the propaganda minister of the 3rd Reich and made propaganda a powerful weapon for the Nazi regime. His basic assumption was that a lie said enough times became truth in the consciousness of people."
I always thought that this applies to Fox News and CNN and other similar media!

There is always a price that one has to pay for speaking the truth; many who don't like Latuff's way of expressing the truth are resorting to sending him death threats and trying to terrorize him through various means. They only hope that they can intimidate him into silence. Latuff says, "The most that Likud creeps can do is silence me with a bullet, but they will never be able to silence my art."

Finally I want to say to Latuff, God bless you my friend against the forces of darkness. Amen.

For more info:
Israeli right-wing party threatens Brazilian cartoonist
Latuff's deviant art webpage

11 Comments:

At Saturday, September 09, 2006 8:56:00 AM, Blogger Fadi said...

Of course, if they kills the "insiders" critics, and at the same time accuses the victims of lying, they can go on forever with false claims of land ownership and divine rights, and worse, Israel being a model non-apartheid, non-war criminal state.

 
At Saturday, September 09, 2006 6:13:00 PM, Blogger Chas said...

I think it is time the true story came out.
My sources, which I cannot name, tell me that for some time now both Mossad and the CIA have invested heavily in cartoon special ops.
Secretly drawn characters are being infiltrated into the newspapers and magazines of "enemy" nations. They can be smuggled onto the newsprint using invisible ink, or they can sneak in using fax machines and make their way to the editorial pages. Sometimes they are dropped in at night by "Specially Drawn Commandos" flying advanced paper darts.
Once in, their job is to make pro-Israeli or US comments or to assasinate objectionable cartoon characters.
They can also assasinate real cartoonists! Victims are found with extensive paper-cuts and the and the asaailant can be identified by the humorous comments written in boxes at the crime scene.

They are seriously hampered in these efforts by shortages in the Official "Sense of Humour" department.

Peace, Chas

 
At Saturday, September 09, 2006 7:17:00 PM, Blogger arch.memory said...

Ahmad, this is really disturbing! (And as you said, it's not like they have not done it before, i.e. Naji el-Ali).

We should do all we can to help Latuff. Thanks for posting this!

 
At Saturday, September 09, 2006 8:36:00 PM, Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

"I didn't know that the Mossad and the Israeli Army and other elements that deal with Israel's security need to be involved in cartoons!"

Totally agree, unless the Israelis want to look like the idiots who burned Danish embassies 9 months ago.

 
At Saturday, September 09, 2006 9:34:00 PM, Blogger Emil , Jerusalem said...

Hi , everybody

Please calm down : the site likudnik.co.il is an unofficial site of Likud. For reasons know only to them , the official site www.likud.org.il is closed because of the reconstruction.

As to the cartoonist, although I have little sympathy to the guy , there are a lot of real terrorists to take care of , so mr. Latuff can sleep very well .

Best regards ,

Emil

 
At Sunday, September 10, 2006 12:16:00 AM, Blogger Danny, Israel said...

People, calm down!
You're all getting so excited because you can't read hebrew, and see this whole thing in context.
Look at this site, does this look like the official site of one of the biggest parties in Israeli politics? well, no... It is an unofficial site, and this article you're refering to is no formal view of the party, but a view of one man...
If you look at the beggining of the page you'll see that the article is just an example (taken from a different site) of the inability of Livni, the foreign minister, to defend Israel's position in the world.
Not only that, if you read the article you'll see that the actions he's talking about complaining to the Brazilian embessy. No body threatened him... The scentence that was quoted could be understood in different ways.
Anyway, there is a huge difference between "Latuff Threatened by the Israeli Right-Wing Party" to reality.
Danny

 
At Sunday, September 10, 2006 4:07:00 AM, Blogger The Lebanese said...

When someone mentions the statement "one way or another", the only thing that comes to mind is a mafia guy making the statement, not a peace activist, or someone who has respect for life and international laws. Only a person with a terror mentality.

 
At Sunday, September 10, 2006 11:13:00 PM, Blogger Vincent said...

LES MURS SONT FAITS POUR ETRE ABATTUS ET FRANCHIS PAR LES HOMMES. ILS N'ENTRAIENT QUE FRUSTRATIONS ET VILENCES SUPPLEMENTAIRES.

METTONS DE L'HUMAIN DANS NOS DIALOGUES ET DE L'ECOUTE FACE A NOS CERTITUDES.

http://www.santeducation.com/

 
At Monday, September 11, 2006 9:43:00 PM, Blogger Fadi said...

Emil from Occupied Jerusalem,

With the Israeli interpretation of terrorist, the late mother Theresa - bless her soul- was on the hit list.

I don't think that Mr. Lattuf - or for that matter any free thinker who exposes or draws attention to Israeli terror and attrocities- is safe.

 
At Thursday, September 14, 2006 3:31:00 AM, Blogger Tsedek said...

Strange. Because the only ones being locked up all the time that are not able to express freely what they think are in arabic countries.
Tse.

 
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