This is a cartoon by Biderman, one of Israel’s pre-eminent political cartoonists. It’s a commentary on the toll the global economic meltdown has taken on Israeli tycoons. Pictured are Lev Leviev (playing sax) and two other industrialists who went belly up recently. Behind the panhandlers is the phrase Klezmer in Hebrew, denoting traditional eastern European Jewish musicians who traveled from town to town eekeing out a meager living.
Leviev’s real estate subsidiary, Africa Israel, is on the verge of insolvency and the settlement builder and diamond tycoon could lose control. It remains to be seen whether this economic implosion will hinder his firm’s major investment in propping up the settler enterprise.
H/t to Sol Salbe.