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Book by JTA Cartoonist Published

The Bloch Publishing Co. has announced publication of a book of political cartoons by Noah Bee whose weekly cartoons are syndicated world-wide by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The book, “In Spite of Everything: History of the State of Israel in Political Cartoons,” commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Jewish State.

The essence of significant historical moments, economic and social upheaval, political maneuvers, Israel’s awesome struggle for survival and growth, and the personalities behind these events are all captured with unmatched precision by Bee in this 184-page book. The cartoons have appeared over the decades in numerous publications here and abroad. A running commentary edited by Ernest E. Barbarash succinctly describes each cartoon and its place in history.

Bee was born in Warsaw and emigrated to Palestine as a teenager in the 1930s where he served in the Hagana, Special Police Force and the British 9th Army. He held the first cartoon exhibit in Palestine in 1938 and his book of caricatures, “Faces of Israel,” was published in 1939. In 1943 he came to the United States where he continued in the field of commercial art and is currently an art director for a leading U.S. publishing company.

More than 400 people representing Jewish organizations throughout the New York metropolitan area demonstrated today outside the Austrian National Tourist Office to protest the shutdown of the transit center for Soviet Jewish immigrants in Vienna. The rally was coordinated by the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry. In Washington, five Jewish Defense League members entered the Austrian Embassy and fastened a Nazi banner and placard on the wall before they were evicted. The placard read: “Don’t visit Nazi Austria. No one will come unless all are welcome.”

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