This Is a Moderate?

Salam Fayyad, the Palestinian prime minister most describe as a moderate, the man who has been credited with revivifying the West Bank’s economy, the leader they say Israel can “deal with” today did something most un-moderate-like.

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Tuesday took part in a demonstration in which products made in Jewish settlements were burned.

Fayyad and residents of the West Bank town of Salfit threw the products, which were confiscated from Palestinian stores, into a fire.  …About a month ago the Palestinians announced a boycott of Israeli products made in the West Bank, stepping up their campaign against Israeli settlements.

Hmm, let’s see. Burning Jewish stuff. What does that remind me of? Oh yeah, the Spanish Inquisition and Kristallnacht.

As a friend of mine likes to say, Palestinians like Fayyad can be described as moderate because the rest of the leadership is so unequivocally radical. Anyway, lovely.


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