The sticker shows an IDF soldier carrying what appears to be a 'pooper scooper,' which he apparently intends to use to clean up the 'mess' left behind by the 'dove of peace.'
The nationalist Cities of Israel (Mattot Arim) organization will begin distributing a new sticker in the coming days in an effort to counter heavy criticism of Israel around the world over the findings of the Goldstone report.
The sticker states: "When the dove of peace comes flying, guess who has to clean up after it?" The sticker shows an IDF soldier carrying what appears to be a "pooper scooper," which he apparently intends to use to clean up the "mess" left behind by the "dove of peace."
Organization officials said that the sticker was the result of a contest it ran about a month and a half ago, which invited thousands of activists to submit sticker design ideas that would illustrate the statement that former IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Yaalon said: "Each time politicians bring the 'bird of peace' here, the IDF has to clean it up."
Now, in light of the Goldstone report crisis and with pressure rising on Israel to once again engage in the "peace process," Mattot Arim has announced the winning entry, which was submitted by Menachem Yerenberg of Beit Shemesh. As winner, he gets a prize of 1,800 shekels ($405).
Mattot Arim said that the sticker was an appropriate reaction to the Goldstone report, since it also was a consequence of the "dove of peace. The report besmirches the name of IDF soldiers, and makes it difficult for them to travel abroad. Apparently, the more we make 'peace,' the nations like us less. We call upon the government not to take any part in the dangerous 'peace charade,'" the organization said.