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The NYS Board of Regents was slammed this week for including a political cartoon portraying Jewish soldiers in a "disgusting and demeaning fashion." Full Story

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#29 reinforced my previous point post #6
February 3, 2017 3:07 pm

Things like this instill anti-Israel & anti-Jewish attitudes in vulnerable American youth and therefore contribute greatly to discomfort of Jewish youth in schools & on campuses.

The cartoon isn't the biggest issue
February 3, 2017 2:29 pm

Trust me as a recent high school graduate I had to learn the regents world and American history. The only time jews are mentioned in world history is that we were “persecuted” And various expulsions. As if we contributed nothing at all to the world but expulsions and mass killings. But the WORST is how the teach the ‘Palestinian-Israeli ‘ conflict. The attitude is so screwed against Israel, and they misrepresent alot of the facts. Some questions, I purposefully got wrong because they were straight up lies about israel. Not that anyone will ever no or care. I’m not saying… Read more »

To #25 and #7
February 2, 2017 2:04 pm

Read comment #24, I think your opinion will change.

Reality Check
February 2, 2017 11:57 am

People who would shield students from analyzing political cartoons like this one are in favor of raising a generation of fragile and clueless people who are afraid of dealing with reality. Dov Hikind misunderstood the intent of this cartoon, as many have pointed out in the previous comments. Who provided the table for the purpose of holding peace talks? Why was the table never used for that purpose? Who is under attack here? Remember Charlie Hebdo. Reasonable people don’t get enraged over cartoons.

Answers to test
February 1, 2017 7:18 pm

What was the fourth choice on the test

The Real #7
February 1, 2017 3:42 pm

After reading everyone’s comments here and seeing how many like myself do not see it as offensive, since it in fact shows Israeli soldiers having to hide behind the table of peace as their being shot at…. I have concluded that I most agree with #22 who says that the cartoon especially to children can be very easily misunderstood. Therefore, I am in agreement that is should not have been placed on the test.

To #7 and all who agree with him
February 1, 2017 2:25 pm

If the cartoon is just trying to portray that peace negotiations don’t bring peace, then why do you ONLY see Israelis shooting at Palestinians, where are the Palestinians with rockets and suiside bombs?
Forthmore, why are the Israeli soldiers using the table used for negotiating PEACE as a means of attacking Palestinians? From what the Israeli soldiers is saying it seems as if the only reason Israel agrees to peace negotiations is to attack and use vilonce against Palestinians.
The cartoon is definitely a biased anti-israel propaganda and should definitely not be part of a school curriculum.

Boruch N. Hoffinger
February 1, 2017 2:11 pm

Nothing wrong with cartoon. This is a typical style.
Dear Mr. Hikind start classes in ‘Torah’ and 7 Noahide Laws…more important!
I started and contiinue to spread knowledge of these laws. I’ve spoken to 5,000 people…mostly non-Jews. Thanks!

Cartoon is fine, context is wrong
February 1, 2017 1:31 pm

The cartoon itself shows that the negotiations were worthless and the Israelis need to take cover from shooting Palestinians. My problem is that many kids will take it wrong like so many of you here and misunderstand the meaning -“look the Israeli is shooting!”.
This can give the wrong message to young kids.

It's not a fault of the cartoonist
February 1, 2017 1:26 pm

The fault is with the Board of regents & Board of Education. Very poor choice.

#4 - must live in America
February 1, 2017 12:18 pm

Time for you to do the right thing. Actually and physically support Israel. When you live here, you can give your opinion.

to #7
February 1, 2017 12:09 pm

Yes i agree it’s offensive but just so you know, the IDF emblem is a magen dovid.
What strikes me is how they deliberately get involved in a very hot topic with young kids. I am hoping they are young because with questions at that difficulty level… I’m just hoping

We need change Now
February 1, 2017 12:08 pm

The Department of ‘Education’ is promoting its own non-educational agenda by raising a generation of brainwashed robots. Just like all the middle eastern countries that train them from infancy.

February 1, 2017 12:06 pm

How quickly we forget, many many times the begging of horrific ani Semitic propaganda

Not appropriate
February 1, 2017 11:49 am

As a political cartoon one might find in a newspaper editorial it is kind of clever. But as a question on a regents exam it is entirely inappropriate.

The Regents
February 1, 2017 11:30 am

used to represent a high standard of education in NY. Passing the required exams along with good grades would make any high school student an eligible candidate for a decent college in the US. Now, sadly, the Regents are falling prey to the lowering standards of the public school systems.

To #8
February 1, 2017 11:22 am

Do you even know how cartoons work? It’s a natural shorthand way of showing that they are Israeli soldiers (the more so given that the Star of David is in the Israeli flag). No different than the way real-life figures are often shown with exaggerated body parts (Obama’s ears, Trump’s hair, etc.).

Not offensive at all
February 1, 2017 11:22 am

On the contrary, the cartoon expresses the truth, that the only use for a “peace table” is to provide some shelter when the enemy starts shooting again.

agree with #7
February 1, 2017 11:12 am

All it says is that the table is worthless- negatations have failed is the correct answer, so at least use it as a shield against Arab shooting. They’re not blaming us, on the contrary, the Israeli soldiers are looking for protection from shooting.
BTW, I’m an Israeli!

Wow! So quick to call anti-semitism didn't stop to look at it
February 1, 2017 11:06 am

As number 7 pointed out, anyone with a brain in their head can see that the cartoonist is making the political point that peace TALKS do nothing. They simply lead to Israeli soldiers r”l having to defend themselves while hiding behind tables.

Thought it was funny
February 1, 2017 11:02 am

Lighten up. If anything it shows our hand is on top, and the peace process is a sham. Would like to see what the fourth answer was though, it may shed light on thier intentions.

Correct #7
February 1, 2017 10:00 am

I also fail to see the issue.
On the contrary.
We all getting bent out of shape for nonsense.

To #7
February 1, 2017 9:57 am

I was unaware that Israelis troops wore the Star of David on their backs to identify themselves. The Star of David is a symbol of Jewish identity worldwide. The fact that the author used the Star to identify an Israeli soldiers, is offensive in it of itself!

P.S if anyone wants to give the author a piece of their mind, you can message him here: https://www.creators.com/author/chris-britt

Why is this Offensive?
February 1, 2017 9:28 am

The cartoon shows how Gaza looks like a total disaster and the Israeli troops are hiding behind a ‘peace table’. It is fair to me and shows what the Isreali troops are up against. I don’t really find it offensive.

Jewish students
February 1, 2017 9:05 am

already suffer with on campus intimidation and harassment! This will only further fuel the fire. Though other cartoons used on the regents have been ‘pointed’ in the past, they have always been very careful not to use any that might be deemed offensive to the Israel’s opposition!?! What’s the excuse for this?

February 1, 2017 8:39 am

Incomprehensible! Outrage especially in NY!

I am in a RAGE!
February 1, 2017 8:35 am

Now their true colors are coming out!!!!!
Time for Israel to do the right thing and stop worrying about
“What the world thinks!!!!!!”

February 1, 2017 8:32 am

Who’s getting fired because of this?

February 1, 2017 8:24 am

Mr. Burman should know it’s not just pointed it’s prejudiced!

Kol HaKovod to Dov Hikind
February 1, 2017 8:19 am

I’m with you on this one 100%, it’s extremely offensive!