Salam Fayyad to speak at Herzliya Conference
January 25, 2010
PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Israel news photo
MIM: Dr. Daniel Pipes exposes the real Fayyad in his most recent blog entry on the subject.
"When Salam Fayyad told a crowd in Aspen, Colorado that when it comes to Jews on the West Bank, he believes in "high values of tolerance, co-existence, mutual respect and deference to all cultures, religions." Today, we learn of a different message coming from him while in the West Bank itself, as reported by a Palestinian news agency.
Comment: Here is the real Fayyad, the one talking to constituents, not American liberals. He's about as two-faced as two-faced Yasir once was. The July Fayyad was a lie, the January one is real."
Fayyad Scheduled to Speak at Herzliya ConferenceShevat 9, 5770, 24 January 10 09:25by Avi Yellin
(Israelnationalnews.com) Salaam Fayyad, prime minister of the American-backed Palestinian Authority, is expected to participate in the Herzliya Conference early next month alongside Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak. The Herzliya Conference convenes annually and is one of Israel's premier national security and strategy summits.
"I have just been advised that Palestinian National Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad will be participating in the ‘Prospects of Peace: The Israeli Palestinian Track' plenary session alongside Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and conference head Danny Rothschild," wrote Herzliya Conference spokesman Jeremy Ruden, who further emphasized that Fayyad would in fact be appearing in person.
Fayyad, a former economist for the International Monetary Fund, was handpicked by former United States President George W. Bush to serve as prime minister for the Fatah-led PA and is viewed by many in the region as an agent of Western interests in the Middle East.
In recent months Fayyad, has put forward a detailed plan for the creation of a new PA-run Arab state in Judea and Samaria, with a strong focus on building the institutions of statehood. He envisions a unilateral declaration of statehood within two years if Israel has not agreed by that time to surrender Judea, Samaria and most of Jerusalem to the PA. The plan enjoys support from several senior figures in the European Union and is compatible with the two-year timetable for final status negotiations recently laid out by Washington.
Fayyad, who insists that no ethnic Jews be permitted residence within the PA state he envisions, has demanded that Israel forcibly remove all Jews from Judea and Samaria.