“Sara, Will This Be Another July War?” — Find my precious answer enclosed in this document of incalculable value

“Sara, Will This Be Another July War?” — Find my precious answer enclosed in this document of incalculable value

“WAR?! WILL THIS BE ANOTHER JULY WAR?” was an exciting question to ask yesterday following Hezbollah-Israeli events. And knowing Israel’s love of war, in Lebanon, we worry, you know? Cuz sometimes we get killed, sometimes we don’t, and fussy people like to know. Y’know? So I hereby present you with my brief response to your esteemed question (wasn’t brief to draw though). I hope this makes you all feel better. See drawing below.

You’re so welcome.

Hassan Nasrallah cartoon

Written by Sara El-Yafi


  1. Adam Farrah · January 29, 2015


  2. Elsa Karam · January 29, 2015

    AMAZING on so many levels, Sara El-Yafi…. Simply brilliant.

  3. Amer Chebaro · January 29, 2015

    you crack me up!!! 🙂

  4. Lana Khayat Halabi · January 29, 2015


  5. Farah Shoucair · January 29, 2015

    loool Sara El-Yafi … I love the ring!

  6. Hind Kaddoura · January 29, 2015

    Peut etre qu il t’engageront a Charlie hebdo? 😛

  7. Jihad Krayem · January 29, 2015

    hahahaha!!!! …. Sara you’re a genius!!!!! Look at the details!!!!! #InLove

  8. Malek Fares · January 29, 2015

    #InLoveWithSaraElYafi should be trending any minute now

  9. Marie-Rose Koyess · January 29, 2015

    Hahaha! Sacrée Sara!!

  10. Tanya Kassem · January 29, 2015

    #InLoveWithSaraElYafi Yes.

  11. Nicholas Haddad · January 29, 2015

    hahahahaha!!! Sara El-Yafi: you are unbelievably intelligent and talented. Can’t believe you also DRAW so well!

  12. Noha Khatib Salamé · January 29, 2015

    “Fussy people like to know” 😀

  13. Ghida Hammoud · January 29, 2015

    It’s really good

  14. Jad Abou · January 29, 2015

    hahahaha too funny

  15. Omar Itani · January 29, 2015

    Epic drawing !

  16. Malek Fares · January 29, 2015

    F*ckin brilliant!!!!

  17. Racha Badran · January 29, 2015

    😀 😀

  18. Ελυ Σαμαρας · January 29, 2015

    The epic moment if he would really say it tomorrow during his speech 😀

  19. Jay Kay · January 29, 2015


  20. Jad Mourad · January 29, 2015

    Nice, you should do another one with netanyahu’s condescendence towards lebanese citizen and lives and ask if lebanon would be the next ghaza, i’d love to see the reply. that one would be hilarious i might say

  21. S. M. · January 29, 2015

    Three things:
    1. Wow you have a gift, Sara. Or shall I say, gifts. Your illustration, your writing, your wit, your talent, your wording. Impeccable. And so enticingly convincing.
    2. You are wise, brave and so elegant in the way you express yourself. You can change a lot of things about the world.
    3. I love you.

  22. Osman Sadiq · January 29, 2015

    Big fan of you as a thinker and writer but I’m a bit confused by the inference in spite of your obvious sarcasm. Was Hezbollah NOT supposed to respond after IsraHELL’s attack in Syria recently?

    • Sara El-Yafi · January 29, 2015

      Hi Osman. Thanks a lot for your nice words, and thanks for asking this question. I wasn’t trying to state whether they were in “position” to do so or not at all; I think it is too late in the discourse to say anything about “supposed to” within the framework of Hezbollah’s military activities today. There are so many antecedents, that it’s difficult for either party to decide not have the last word. So trying to weigh in on it is a little hopeless. The sarcasm of my illustration is more aimed at the nation as a whole, including myself obviously. Because we are always asking these crazy questions, “will there be war?”, a friend of mine’s husband asked her to stock up on bread and tuna cans.. it’s so insane, you know? We ask “will there be war?” like people in other countries ask “what’s for dinner tonight?”. So I figured, an idiosyncratic question (no matter how understandable) warrants an idiosyncratic answer, and I thought, who better to deliver it than the Sayyed himself. Hope it’s clearer now.

  23. Ramy Inaty · January 30, 2015


  24. Nancy · January 30, 2015

    Absolutely hilarious!

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