Last year, Shimon Peres famously dubbed Salaam Fayyad “the Palestinian Ben-Gurion.” Yesterday, Knesset Member Einat Wilf of the Haatzmaut, or ‘Independence’ party gushed about Fayyad during a press briefing organized by the Israel Project in Washington D.C. to derail the Palestinian push for state recognition at the UN. Wilf said the UN effort is “a non-violent strategy with very violent purposes.” From the Israel Project:
Wilf praised Palestinian Authority President Salaam Fayyad for his practical work in creating the infrastructure for a future Palestinian state and for condemning what he has declared as unconstructive Palestinian efforts at the UN.
The former IMF economist “is truly the first Palestinian leader to stop focusing on what the Jews are doing and actually focus on how to build a Palestinian state,” Wilf said.’
Perhaps because he has been paid to look the other way.
Wilf is on a four-day speaking tour in D.C. and New York sponsored by The Israel Project, an organization which aims to help ‘protect Israel, reduce anti-Semitism and increase pride in Israel’ and whose annual budget has surpassed $7 million. The same woman championing Fayyad spoke at the Glenn Beck rally earlier this month. Fayyad’s friend is also the former foreign policy advisor to the then Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres, and it seems she is going places; Le Figaro, looking into its crystal bollock 20 years into the future, has designated Einat Wilf as Prime Minister of Israel.