Peres Compares Fayyad to Ben Gurion

Last Tuesday’s session of the highly-regarded Herzliya conference featured Israel’s president Shimon Peres’ speech where he lauded PA prime minister Salam Fayyad, praising him for his efforts to establish a Palestinian state.

Peres hailed Fayyad comparing him to David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister.

Ynet notes:

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has been compared to David Ben-Gurion more than once due to his pragmatic policy, which has been manifested in his plan to establish a Palestinian state within two years.

Weeks before he was showered with lavish praise by Peres, Fayyad led a group who tossed products manufactured in Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria into a fire and authorized funding for families of terrorists who launch attacks against Israeli civilains and soldiers alike.

Fayyad made demands for a complete freeze of Jewish construction “in settlements, and in eastern Jerusalem” during his Herzliya speech and declared that PA would establish a state in mid-2011.