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Israel Pull Out of
South Lebanon

2000

2000Mao

May 22, 2000
Israel abrutly pulls out of its' Security Zone in South Lebanon. Ending its' 22 year occupation.

2000B

By Paley, Source unknown, 2000

Depicted: Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Barak.

2000C

By Danziger, 'The Los Angeles Times Syndicate', May 23, 2000

With the Israeli withdrawal, the South Lebanese Army disintegrated.

2000D

By Steve Greenberg, October 14, 1984, 'Daily News', Los Angeles

Southern Lebanon Exit Door

Date: October 14, 1984
About this cartoon: Israel, having moved forces into southern Lebanon, now was faced with the dilemma of how to pull its troops out again without giving up the territory to hostile Syrian-controlled forces, which is more or less what did occur sixteen years later.

Cartoonist Steve Greenburg's remarkable prescient of the Israeli dilemma in South Lebanon vs. Syrian craving for a "Greater Syria" that would include Lebanon.

2000E

By Steve Greenberg, 'Jewish Bulletin of Northern California' (San Francisco), 2000

Date: May 26, 2000
About this cartoon: After 15+ years of occupation in southern Lebanon, Israel forces tried to withdraw while leaving the allied South Lebanon Army to maintain order. The withdrawal turned into a quick chaotic pullout followed by a quick takeover by Hezbollah forces over the ineffectual SLA, becoming a humiliation for Israel.
Noteworthy: My first published editorial cartoons were in 1974, so the Vietnam parallel came to me quickly for this cartoon.

2000F

By Garnotte (alias Michel Garneau), Musée McCord Museum, Canada, 2000

2000G

By Serge Chapleau, McCord Museum, Canada, 2000

2000H

By David Levine, 'The New York Review of Books', June 15, 2000

President Hafez al-Assad passed away on June 10, 2000. His son, Bashar al-Assad, assumed the Presidency of Syria.

2000I

By Amarildo, Lima, Brazil, 2000

2000J

By Steve Greenburg, 'The Jewish Bullitin of Northern California' (San Francisco), July, 2000