Cartoons Commemorating Nakba @ 60

How did the cartoonists in the Arab media Commemorate the 60th anniversary of ?

I’ve been monitoring most of the Arab media, especially , during the last 5 days to read what they have to say on this event. To tell you the truth, you haven’t missed much. On the air, Aljazeera made a big difference this year by dedicating a full day (May 15th) to covering al-Nakba @ 60. Honestly, I think they did a great job. In fact if a person who is ignorant about al-Nakba (and you can expect millions in the Arab World to be) watched any part of Aljazeera that day, s/he would have learned a lot about history and what the Nakba means.

Back to the cartoonists. In newspapers, one of the very few things that I find most interesting to see are the cartoons. Looking at as many as I could, I kept on reviewing http://arabcartoon.net/ on daily basis from May 14th until last night. Some of the cartoons were very creative. Other were so worthless, I don’t know how any serious paper decided to publish them.

I would like to share with you what I have found, most of them from http://arabcartoon.net/ (at least until the time I wrote this).

Please feel free to share with us which one is your favorite, if you like any.

PS. I will follow each with a quick translation into English whenever necessary. Also keep in mind that we (Arab) read from right to left, so the drawing follows the same transition if separate frames are depicted.

# 1

Comment: Key for peace
By Abdulla Darqawi – Addustour Newspaper, Jordan



# 2

Comment: N/A
By Abdulla Darqawi – Addustour Newspaper, Jordan



# 3

Comment: 60 years since Nakba
By Abdulla Mahraqy – Akhbar Alkhaleej Newspaper, Bahrain



# 4

Comment: On the 60th anniversary of al-Nakba
By Abdelghani Benhariza – Sawt Alahrar Newspaper, Algeria




# 5

Comment: Right of Retrun – To Mars
By Adel Saead – Alnadwah Newspaper, Saudi Arabia



# 6

Comment: On the anniversary of dividing between Occupation and Settlers
By Ahmad Toghan – Aljomhoria Newspaper, Egypt



# 7

Comment: (from right to left) al-Nakba, May 14th, May 15th, May 16th
By Alaa al-Laqta – Palestine Newspaper, Palestine



# 8

Comment: Pushing peace process forward
By Alaa-al-Laqta – Almadin Newspaper, Saudi Arabia



# 9

Comment: 60 years since nakba
By Alaa al-Laqta – Palestine Newspaper, Palestine



# 10

Comment: No return on the Right of Return
By Alaa al-Laqta – Palestine Newspaper, Palestine



# 11

Comment: Bush/Olmert – long live the anniversary
By Alhayat Aljadedh Newspaper, Palestine



# 12

Comment: N/A
By Ali Khalel – Alkhaleej Newspaper, UAE



# 13

Comment: 60 – Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq
By Ali Khalel – Alkhaleej Newspaper, UAE



# 14

Comment: Palestine (on his shoulders), 60 years (sign board)
By Ali Khalel – Alkhaleej Newspaper, UAE



# 15

Comment: Nakba anniversary
By Ali Khalel – Alkhaleej Newspaper, UAE



# 16

Comment: Nakba anniversary (man’s back), Arabian mass (locked door)
By Alquds Newspaper, Palestine



# 17

Comment: al-Nakba
By Amer al-Zohbi – Akhbar Al-Arab Newspaper, UAE



# 18

Comment: Celebrating the establishment of Zionist state (Palestine word on the cake)
By Amer al-Zohbi – Akhbar Al-Arab Newspaper, UAE



# 19

Comment: Our Palestine
By Bahaa Bokary – Alayam Newspaper, Palestine



# 20

Comment: Nakba 60th anniversary
By Baqi Bu Khalaf – Alarab Newspaper, Qatar



# 21

Comment: N/A
By Emad Hajjaj



# 22

Comment: Nakba 60th anniversary
By Eley Saleba – Alwatan Newspaper, Palestine



# 23

Comment: Dream of returning (crossed word on flag – Palestine)
By Elkhabar Newspaper, Algeria



# 24

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Comment: Nakba 60th anniversary
By Emad Hajjaj – Alghad Newspaper, Jordan



# 25

Comment: N/A
By Emad Hajjaj – Alquds Newspaper, london



# 26

Comment: N/A
By Faris Qarabeat – Alraya Newspaper, Qatar



# 27

Comment: Nakba 60th anniversary
By Hameed Qaroot – Tishreen Newspaper, Syria



# 28

Comment: N/A
By Hasan Idleby – Albayan Newspaper, UAE



# 29

Comment: N/A
By Hasan Idleby – Albayan Newspaper, UAE



# 30

Comment: N/A
By Jalal Alrefaie – Addustor Newspaper, Jordan



# 31

Comment: N/A
By Jalal Alrefaie – Addustor Newspaper, Jordan



# 32

Comment: Palestine (printed on the book). Man: “I heard this name before.”
By Jalal Alrefaie – Addustor Newspaper, Jordan



# 33

Comment: 60 years of Nakba
By Jehad Awartany – Alwatan, Saudi Arabia



# 34

Comment: On the Nakba anniversary. Babies: Somalia, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan
By Jehad Awartany – Alwatan, Saudi Arabia



# 35

Comment: N/A
By Jehad Awartany – Alwatan, Saudi Arabia



# 36

Comment: Anniversary of State establishment
By Khaldoon Garaedh – Alrai Newspaper, Jordan



# 37

Comment: N/A
By Khaldoon Garaedh – Alrai Newspaper, Jordan



# 38

Comment: How Bush sees the future of Palestinian State? “Swiss Cheese.”
By Khalel Aboarafa – Alquds Newspaper, Palestine



# 39

Comment: Date – May 15 – Anniversary of Israel State Establishment
By Khaldoon Gharaybah – Aljarida Newspaper, Kuwait



# 40

Comment: Palestine Nakba since 1948
By Khaled Alhashemy – Alayam Newspaper, Bahrain



# 41

Comment: N/A
By Naser Al-Jafari – Alquds Newspaper, Palestine



# 42

Comment: Israel at the age of 60
By Naser Jafary – Alarab Alyawm Newspaper, Jordan



# 43

Comment: N/A
By Naser Jafary – Alarab Alyawm Newspaper, Jordan



# 44

Comment: Bush standing next to “Middle East” sign
By Naser Jafary – Alarab Alyawm Newspaper, Jordan



# 45

Comment: N/A
By Oman Newspaper, Oman



# 46

Comment: N/A
By Omaya Juha – Alhayat Aljadedah Newspaper, Palestine



# 47

Comment: N/A
By Omaya Juha – Alhayat Aljadedah Newspaper, Palestine



# 48

Comment: N/A
By Omaya Juha – Alraya Newspaper, Qatar



# 49

Comment: “We will Return” (on the signboard). Old man: Yes I have Blood Pressure, Rheumatism, Diabetes, etc… but my sight is still perfect.
By Omaya Juha – Alraya Newspaper, Qatar



# 50

Comment: N/A
By Raed Khalel – Albath Newspaper, Syria



# 51

Comment: The branches on the shape of “Nakba” word. Flower – “Right of Return.”
By Sasead Haggo – Assafir Newspaper, Lebanon



# 52

Comment: Quote 1 – 60th anniversary of Israel State establishment. Quote 2 – Lier 60 times
By Sasead Haggo – Assafir Newspaper, Lebanon



# 53

Comment: N/A
By Staphro Jabra – Aljareda Newspaper, Kuwait



# 54

Comment: “Middle East”
By Tareq Bahar – Akhbar Alkhaleej Newspaper, Bahrain


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