Arutz 7, the settler news portal, reveals a charming development in the branding of Israeli fascism. In order to guarantee that Kahanism will be passed on to the younger generation, some of his more loyal and innovative adherents have decided that what’s called for is a series of comic strips all conveying the wonders of what they call Rabbi Meir, Miracle Man. Amazing that they won’t allow cigarette companies to peddle cancer sticks to children, yet they allow Israeli fascists to peddle this cancer-causing toxin to ’em.
This is all brought to you and Israeli children by Kahane’s Israeli yeshiva, known as the Jewish Idea (after the title of one of his books). The enterprise is warmly endorsed by none other than MK Michael Ben Ari (“Rabbi Kahane was right”), a devoted follower of the Rabbi of beloved memory:
It’s necessary to transmit to the younger generation the legacy of someone who fought for the honor of Israel and who acted on behalf of the State of Israel and the Jewish people.
The panel displayed here features a thick-lipped Negroid terrorist committing basic desecrations of Jews and their symbols. It shows the Kahane-JDL logo (“Never again”) and a laughing terrorist (“never again insulting Jews”), knife-wielding terrorist (Never again slaughtering Jews”), flag-burning terrorist (“never against desecrating God’s name”), an “erect” Rabbi Kahane (“instead, a Jew standing tall”), and pugilist Kahane (“never fearing the goyim”). One of the interesting conceptions here is that burning an Israeli flag is not a violation of a national symbol but actually a desecration of the name of God, a telling conflation of religion and nation that would deeply disturb most Jews.
Minister Yuli Edelstein’s Hasbara ministry, responsible for a number of the wonderful rebranding efforts of the Israeli government including the truly awful Masbirim site and offshoot ads, may want to take a page from the stellar efforts of Rabbi Meir’s children, the comic book version.
To tell you the truth, I don’t think Rabbi Meir’s comic book is any threat to Art Spiegelman, Harvey Pekar or R. Crumb. It’s not going to set the world on fire nor win any major awards. But it’s always worthwhile checking in once in a while with the lunatic fringe of the Jewish people to find out their latest mishugas.