While purchasing comics once, I encountered an issue of Superman comics entitled Powerless. My excitement was equaled only by my disappointment upon realizing that the story was not about some supervillain stealing Superman's powers, but rather about the superhero's powerlessness in the all-too-human situation of dealing with a woman. I appreciated the artist's attempt to make a statement. On June 18, the Comics for Peace exhibit opens at The Israeli Cartoon Museum in Holon. It was initiated worldwide in 2006, as a joint effort between the UN and Le Monde caricaturist Plantu - a year after the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published the controversial Mohammed caricatures. The idea is that through collaboration of caricaturists from rival countries, provocative yet pluralistic caricatures can be created, helping to break down stereotypes and misunderstandings between different cultures. The summit arrives with the help of the Peres Center for Peace and the French Cultural Center. Participating at the Israeli summit are caricaturists from the USA (Danziger of The NY Times), Israel (Uri Fink, Shay Charka, Daniela Dekel and Avi Katz), Palestine (Buchri), Al-Quds (Halil Abu Arfa), France, Japan, Turkey and more. The caricaturists will answer questions, explore their beliefs on burning issues and discuss the breakthrough of protest ideas in comics. After all, if caricatures can cause such a huge religious dispute, perhaps they can also give rise to peace, as well. The Israeli Cartoon Museum, 61 Weizmann St. Holon, (03) 652-1849, www.cartoonmuseum.org.il.