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Ilan Ben Zion

Mag lays off cartoonist who drew PM as pig

JERUSALEM—A Jerusalem-based magazine has laid off a cartoonist for rendering an image of Israel's prime minister and Likud lawmakers as pig characters from George Orwell's “Animal Farm,” Israel's journalists union said today.

The cartoon was meant to criticize the Israeli government's passage of a controversial law last week enshrining the state's Jewish character.