Pat Oliphant has been around most of the 20th century dispensing his comic views on the state of the world. The Los Angeles based Simon Wiesenthal Center is a wonderful organization that does outstanding work has denounced an Oliphant cartoon which depicts a goose-stepping uniformed figure wheeling a fanged Star of David that menaces at small female figure labeled, “Gaza.” According to the Center, Oliphant’s cartoon reminds them of anti-Semitism that filled the streets of Berlin in the thirties and led to the Holocaust. During the past few years, Muslim groups have denounced Danish cartoonists for portraying their religion in a derogatory manner. If Danish cartoonists can lambast Muslims, Pat Oliphant can jibe at Israel.
It is a cartoon, for goodness sake. It is good old Pat Oliphant who has been doing this for nearly half a century. A little common sense will make clear Oliphant is not an anti-semite, he is an anti-pomposity person. Draw on, Pat.