Cover for The Week Magazine. Out today!.. unless you are reading this after Friday.
Sometimes I have to illustrate subjects I don't know a lot about. Israel would be one of those things. I know how and why it was created. Anything after those facts gets argued without end. Living in New York City you meet people who are Jewish all the time. From what I'm told, these are not the Jewish people that compose Israel. I've only met a few actual Israelis and most have been pretty cool. I've met some Palestinians (at the same party no less!) and they've been pretty nice as well. That part is pretty simple, then you ad religious differences, repression, and history, in different proportions and you have a complicated mess.