Posted April 15, 2019 09:02:38While some of our favourite cartoon characters have come under fire for their racist, homophobic and anti-Muslim attitudes, others have been able to retain their artistic licence and still find some sort of place in society.
The Times of Israel reports that cartoons have enjoyed a resurgence over the past decade.
It says cartoons are seen by around 60 per cent of Israelis and around 20 per cent in Israel’s largest Arab city of Haifa.
The cartoons have also been shown in the United States and abroad.
According to the report, a cartoonist in Israel is the subject of an online petition by the cartoonist’s community, the cartoon squirrels, to have the cartoon artist’s work removed from their website.
The petition was launched on Wednesday, the same day as a protest in Jerusalem demanding the removal of a cartoon of a Palestinian boy holding an Israeli flag.
The cartoonist is an Israeli-American cartoonist, Yair Golan.
The online petition, launched by cartoon squirrel members, has garnered more than 5,000 signatures in just two days, and calls on the cartoonists website, Cartoon Squirrel, to remove the work.
The artist is a regular contributor to the Times of America’s website and a regular performer on the online cartoon show “The Voice of Israel”.