Ya’acov “Ze’ev” Farkas, the dean of Israeli political cartoonists, died Tuesday at 79.] Farkas, a Holocaust survivor, began drawing cartoons for the weekly supplement of the Ha’aretz newspaper in 1962. One of his most famous cartoons, published in 1979 at the time of the peace accords between Israel and Egypt, showed the dove of peace posing as a magician and producing three tiny figures out of a hat — Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and President Carter. Farkas’ last cartoon appeared a year ago.
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