Last Pesach my kids received an illustrated hagadah, which, shall we say, started off with a haskomo from someone in Bnei Brak. After ascertaining that it didn't show little Jewish slaves wearing shtetl-caps and streimels I gave it my blessing. Until one day I came across this illustration:
The preceding frames show a Jewish mother hiding her newborn all-male sextuplets from Pharaoh's decree. The following frames show the soldiers throwing the kids to the Nile crocodiles (SPOILER: some miracle happens and they are saved).
Consider all of the contemporary elements in this cartoon: Six babies in a haimishe family (there were a few other siblings on the scene as well); a soldier from an "elite unit" which in Hebrew evokes Bnei Akiva kids dreaming of Sayeret Matkal instead of the Mir; a "law" - being a reference to laws passed by parliament rather than being sourced from the Shulchan Aruch; the soldier's paranoia that the innocent family is trying to deceive the state; and lastly, the "difficult financial situation" which seems to set the victims aside from the rest of society and serves as the basis for their persecution.
Aha - the copyright date on the hagadah is התשס"ד, or right after Bibi shut the shekel spigot in 2003.
Sigh. I might be angry when the company car benefit is taxed at higher rates. And maybe I will call the finance minister some bad names. But changing the plot of the Exodus story just to make a political point is going a little too far. I shouldn't be so surprised to see those "Zionists Out" signs along the road in RBS Bais.