January 2010 saw the opening at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London of ‘Cartoons in Conflict’, a stunning exhibition of drawings by dozens of cartoonists from around the world. Focusing on the intractable theme of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the artists considered the tangled politics of the Middle East, the search for a lasting peace and the human suffering caused by recurrent violence.

This drawing, by Michel Kichka, shows two (apparently Hebrew-speaking) zebras:

Zebra 1: ‘My mother was white and my father was black.’

Zebra 2: ‘Mine were exactly the opposite.’

And below, a cartoon by Mexican cartoonist Darío (Castillejos Lázcares):