Middle-East commentators—including the sensible ones—have spilled mucho ink congratulating Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad on his “bottom-up” approach to preparing for the Palestinian state-to-come. And indeed, with the aid of Israeli investment and cooperation, his economic policies have made for vast improvements in the daily lives of the Arab citizens of Judea and Samaria. But lest we forget just exactly with whom the Israelis are dealing, here, in picture and in prose, is a little reminder:
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.