Monday, June 18, 2007

Dry Bones' King Solomon Saw the Future in Gaza

According to Jewish tradition, prophecy ended with the generation of the destruction of the first Temple in Jerusalem. However, Yaakov Kirschen of Dry Bones, if not a prophet or a son of a prophet, is at the very least one heck of a prognosticator. Above is a cartoon that Yaakov first published in May of 2006. Thirteen months later his prediction becomes history. Well, what do you expect of a cartoon strip named after the most famous prophecy of Ezekiel?

For those who are not long-time Dry Bones fans, the character of "King Solomon in our times" is Kirschen's wry personification of the government of the State of Israel, whose wisdom only too often proves to be folly. The typical "King Solomon" strip portrays, as does this one, a courtier breathlessly reporting the latest news dispatch to the King.

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