Counterproductive editorial cartoon

Monday, December 18, 2017

You ran a cartoon this week positing that Palestinians wish to “wipe Israel off the map,” both before and after the proposed move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. That cartoon perpetuates the myth that Palestinian civil rights, dignity and agency are an existential threat to Israel.

The vast majority of Palestinians accept that the Jewish state in some form will continue in their neighborhood of the Middle East.

Personally, I can imagine a future where both Israeli Jews and Palestinians are free, safe and dignified. The fear-mongering demonstrated in your cartoon is counter-productive.

Rabbi Andrea Cohen Kiener