Parody of a Poster
Palestinian Hypocrisy Week 2011
It’s become sort of a Five Minutes for Israel tradition to spoof the official materials for Israeli Apartheid Week. Two years ago Guy Gurfinkel and I produced a parody of Latuff’s poster. It received some good international publicity but we have no idea how many were printed and positioned to irritate the Destroy Israel Lobby.
Last year was less effective. One of Israel’s English language publications decided not to run the story because it had already run in the other publication! The newspaper which did run the story gave me some personal publicity but didn’t provide a contact link to download the poster which rather defeated the purpose of the exercise. Year III is below. Let’s make it a good year. With the Libyans, Egyptians and Bahrainis killing their own citizens on CNN everyone should be asking why they are obsessed with Israel.
Why did I make the parody poster and advertisement and why should you paste it up
Actually the answers to both questions are the same. There are exceptions but as a general rule moral crusaders have no sense of humour, especially if the joke is on them. Saving the world from the evil Joos is a serious business. Oops, did I say Jews when I should have said Zionists? Making a joke of them can be more effective than a rational argument with all the facts on our side.
Secondly, these protectors of the ‘Rights of Man’ are likely to lose their limited cool and rip the the anti IAW posters down or vandalise them. Unfortunately at many venues destroying a poster is a much more serious crime than supporting genocide against the Jewish people. Still, if you catch them at it the administration may insist (in the interest of fairness) on all posters being removed. That really irritates the IAW crowd.
Lastly, when you post them right next to the originals, it can start off much needed discussion. The parody is close enough to fool the eye for a moment. Join right in.
We love to receive photographs of the posters in position!
Hey , we’ve been noticed! in CAMERA’s SNAPSHOT March Madness: Palestinian Hypocrisy Week