Political cartoons and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Ilan Danjoux

Political cartoons and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict


  • Paperback

Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8362-4
  • Pages: 168
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: June 2012
  • BIC Category: Politics, Political activism, International relations, Geopolitics, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, Society & social sciences / Geopolitics, Society & social sciences / Political activism
  • Series: New Approaches to Conflict Analysis


Do political cartoon predict violence? To answer this question Ilan Danjoux examined over 1200 Israeli and Palestinian editorial cartoons to explore whether changes in their content anticipated the outbreak of the Al-Aqsa Intifada in October of 2000. Despite stark differences in political, economic and social pressures, a notable shift in focus, style and tone accompanied the violence. With numerous illustrations and detailed methodology, Political Cartoons and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict provides readers an engaging introduction to cartoon analysis and a novel insight into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a region fraught with contested realities, the cartoon's ability to capture the latent fears and unspoken beliefs of these antagonists offers a refreshing perspective on how both Israelis and Palestinians perceived each other and their chances for peace on the eve of the Second Intifada.


Ilan Danjoux is a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem


1. Cartoons and the Study of Conflict
2. Reading Cartoons
3. The Meaning of Peace
4. Locating Cartoons
5. Cartoon Issues
6. Cartoon Appearances
7. Conclusion: A Cartoon Analysis of Conflict
8. Bibliography

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