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PA cartoon depicts US ambassador as “Laborer of Israel”

Text on cartoon in Arabic:

“Laborers of Israel

[US Ambassador to Israel] David Friedman”

Text on cartoon in English: “David Friedman”

The cartoon shows US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman dressed as a construction worker holding a shovel in one hand and a hammer in the other – in place of the hammer’s head is a briefcase. The cartoon refers to Friedman taking part in breaking down a wall in the Old City of Jerusalem in order to open and inaugurate the Pilgrimage Road archaeological site; see note below.

Pilgrimage Road – US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, US Envoy Jason Greenblatt, and US Senator Lindsey Graham took part in the inauguration ceremony of the Pilgrimage Road underground archaeological site, located south of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, on June 30, 2019. The excavated road was used by Jewish pilgrims visiting the Second Temple around the first century CE, and the Arab neighborhood of Silwan has since been built above it.

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