Union: Israeli magazine lays off cartoonist over PM image

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Publish Date: 15:19 - 26 July 2018
TEHRAN, July 26 - Israel's union of journalists said a Jerusalem-based magazine has laid off a cartoonist for an image rendering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Likud lawmakers as pig characters from George Orwell's "Animal Farm."

Union: Israeli magazine lays off cartoonist over PM imageTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The Union of Journalists in Israel said on Wednesday that Avi Katz, a freelance cartoonist for the Jerusalem Report, was dismissed after the cartoon ran in the magazine's edition this week.

The cartoon was meant to criticize the Israeli government's passage of a controversial law enshrining the state's Jewish character.

It's captioned with Orwell's line: "All animals are equal but some are more equal than others."

Critics say the legislation, which defines Israel as a Jewish state and downgrades the Arabic language's status, marginalizes the country's Arab minority.

The Jerusalem Report didn't respond to requests for comment.

Source: AP

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