US Israel Nuclear Iran editorial cartoon and Top 10 Purim Diplomacy jokes

“Dear Iran (aka: Persia), Have you read the Book of Esther? You should really read the whole thing, especially the surprise ending.” — Yasha Harari

“Top 10 Purim Diplomacy jokes”
10. Iran may have nuclear bombs, but they still think curdled goat’s milk is a delicacy. Yuck.
9. Bibi may be terrible at diplomacy, but he’s not yet as bad as he will be when Iran goes nuclear.
8. Threatening the Jewish people around the Purim holiday is as old and foolish a tradition as thinking the Jews will just allow Israel to be wiped off of the face of the Earth.
7. In Geneva, Switzerland, an Israeli diplomat, and American diplomat and an Iranian diplomat all met for lunch. After they all accused each other of stiffing the other on the bill, the ambassador from the people of Persia stood up, slammed his fists on the table, and was promptly liquidated by two passersby dresses as tennis players.
6. Leon Panetta thinks that now, around the Purim Holiday, is not the time for military action to stop Iran from making nuclear weapons, because he believes that as US Secretary of Defense, taking copious notes is a better, more diplomatic strategy.
5. President Obama views diplomacy much the same way as Jews view Purim. In other words, when your safety is threatened by Persia, tell their leader one thing, and do another.
4. Israel celebrates Purim every year, remembering how, when diplomacy failed, a shrewd plot managed to save them from doom, and a Hebrew Calendar month of Hadar with no other significant holidays.
3. If it weren’t for diplomacy, aka: the art of telling someone to go to Hell and having them thank you for it, then Purim would not be a holiday. It would be a sad Jewish memorial day.
2. Thank goodness for Purim. If not for that holiday, when would Jews be able to give to their friends sweet poppy seed cookies without coming off as anti-trianglular-ears?
… and the #1 Purim Diplomacy joke is:
1. On Purim, Jews are commanded to party until they can not distinguish between good and evil, which makes it a lot easier to pretend that Iran has only peaceful intentions.
Reference: Yasha Harari for