Tintin :

Published by: Egmont Books,

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Tintin is wandering the desert looking for water in Hergé's fictional world, the German army has invaded Belgium in the real world. Hergé abandons Tintin where he was until 1948, when he rewrites the story to reflect the Arab-Jewish-British conflict burning through Palestine at the time, and the creation of Israel. Tintin's ship lands him in Palestine, where he is soon kidnapped by terrorists from the Irgun (the extremist Jewish group once led by Menahem Begin, the future prime minister), then by an Arab terrorist group (that of Bab El Ehr): Hergé had no allegiances with either, but decried terrorism. The story reflected the tensions and bloodletting so common between Jews, Arabs and British forces at the time, again reflecting Hergé's ability to see endless conflict for what it would become