The Best Illustrations of Steve Bell and His Tremendous Visions

Balfour Birthday

2 November May attended a dinner with the Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, to celebrate the centenary of the Balfour declaration. The Palestinian cartoonist Naj al-Ali was 10 years old in 1948 when he was driven into exile with hundreds of thousands of others by the troops of the newly founded state of Israel. His character Handthala, a spiky-haired youth who bears witness to the trials of the Palestinian people and who always appears in back view, is still an iconic figure in the Arab world, despite Ali’s murder 30 years ago in London.
Illustration: Steve Bell

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