Jordanian Cartoonist Refuses Award Funded By Israeli


Meet the Jordanian cartoonist who won third place in a contest, but refused the prize on account of Jooties (Jew cooties).

jafariJordanian cartoonist Naser Al Jafari, who won third place in an international award on political cartoons on Sunday said he rejected the prize because it is “funded by a pro-Israel cartoonist”.

Jafari, who works as a cartoonist at Al Ghad daily, won the $3,000 third prize in the 2012 United Nations/Ranan Lurie International Political Cartoon Award.

Jafari, who applied for the award in October last year, said he received some papers and a cheque by mail in early January informing him that he won third place.

“The cheque I received was signed by Lurie himself. Then I did some research about him and asked colleagues in the profession about him and discovered that he has connections with the Zionist entity [Israel],” Jafari told The Jordan Times.

“I refused to accept the award because it is funded by Lurie who is known for supporting the Zionist entity and has a history of dealing with the Zionist movement. I cannot accept an award from such a person,” the cartoonist said, adding that “Lurie has never condemned any of Israel’s practices against the Palestinians”.

“Although this is a UN award that is judged by international experts, when I realised it is funded by someone who is pro-Israel, I decided to refuse it,” Jafari added.

I guess he considers the peace treaty to be more of a joke than one of his cartoons.

Meanwhile, if only he knew the real “truth” about Lurie.

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