A priceless letter in today’s Washington Post:
Last week, in an interview with CNN, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu specifically denied that a future Palestinian state would resemble “a piece of Swiss cheese,” acknowledging that the state would be territorially contiguous. “I’m the prime minister who removed hundreds of checkpoints, barriers and roadblocks,” he said.
Unfortunately, the April 27 cartoon by Tom Toles (“The plan to make the future Palestinian state look more like Switzerland”) overlooked Mr. Netanyahu’s statement and the position of his government.
Caricatures convey powerful messages; a more accurate cartoon would depict Mr. Netanyahu waiting patiently, alone, at the peace table, which holds a whole wedge of cheese labeled “Palestinian state.”
Lior Weintraub, Washington
The writer is spokesman for the Embassy of Israel.