Eli Valley is a Jew-hating Jew. A cartoonist for the Forward, he is especially talented when it comes to attacking Orthodox or Zionist Jews. Perhaps it's the secular liberal in him. Perhaps it's a naivete that has led him to believe all the lies about Torah and Israel. Perhaps he's just a hateful person, but his latest piece goes beyond hatred and misrepresenation and into outright lies.
The comic, which can regretfully be enlarged by clicking on it, starts with a fictional scene in the far future in which Israel has already become Palestine and then goes back through "history" to show how that happened. Naturally every step of the way Israel has an opportunity to prevent this from happening by creating a two-state solution and makes the wrong decision each and every time.
Consider his contention that by 2022 the population west of the Jordan river will have an Arab majority. It has been well-documented elsewhere that most Arab census numbers generated by the so-called Palestinian Authority and various UN agencies are completely fictional and greatly inflated. It is unlikely that Israel, even with the Arabs of Yesha included, is closed to an Arab majority. (Besides, isn't the current bogeyman of the secular Jew-hating-Jew left a Chareidi majority, not an Arab one?)
His 201 box shows Netanyahu refusing to consider a two-state solution as Mahmood Abbas presents the idea at the UN. Never mind that many countries including the United States decried the move and worked to prevent it. Nope, in Valley's world it's Israel that's guilty and Israel alone at missing the opportunity.
But his 2009 box is the most egregious when it comes to historical facts. The statement "They've accepted almost everything we've demanded" is more than just an opinion. It is a lie, pure and simple. Israel, after all, has had simple basic demands in the so-called peace negotiations. One is that the Arabs recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Another is no right-of-return for so-called Palestinian refugees. When Ehud Olmert presented his peace plan to Abbas in 2008 the first of those two conditions was even waived. It was Abbas that walked away from the table. It has 100% of the time consistently been the Arabs who, when presented with a final status deal, scuttle the meeting. Does Valley not realize this or has his hatred of his own people and Land twisted him so much?
I will go with the latter. His 2003, 1993 and 1975 boxes are straight out of the anti-Semitic press. A German cartoonist circa 1937 could hardly have done better himself.
Eli Valley and his ilk are not interested in a"just" solution to the Israel-Arab problem. They are consumed by hatred of they own people and will do anything they can to harm them under the guise of being "enlightened". We should shun them as the arses they are.