The Jerusalem Press Club and the Israeli Cartoon Museum have launched a competition among high-school students in Israel, for the best cartoons dealing with the issues of how to relate to the Other, to the Different, to the Believer in other religion.
The terrorist attack on the French magazine “Charlie Hebdo” raised several questions: How to balance between criticism of religious and social institutions and personalities and the need not to hurt too much the feelings of the observers? Should the freedom of the cartoonists be limited, because of the impact of their work on certain audiences? Adults have been debating this heatedly. Maybe the youth, with their fresh outlook, expressed artistically in cartoons, could come up with surprising ideas.
The competition, titled:”CartoonCriticismCare”, with world renowned cartoonists as jury, resulted in this exhibition, where the best cartoons are displayed.

 


Click here to view the articles published following the competition.