Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A joke from a leader of Yesha

The Washington Times has a nice interview with Dani Dayan, head of the Yesha Council in Judea and Samaria.

He says some surprising things, and it is worth reading, but I like his anecdote at the end:
Mr. Dayan took a lobbying trip to Washington in September, when the White House presided over the launch of direct Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. ...

On his flight back from Washington, Mr. Dayan recounts that he found himself seated across the aisle from Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator. After some hesitation, he introduced himself.

"We chatted for 30 minutes," Mr. Dayan says. "I suspect that he tried on me the speech he has prepared for Jewish communities in the United States, full of empty slogans and cliches, and after some 30 minutes, a British guy that was sitting in the row beside us told us, 'Guys, it's very interesting, but I want to sleep.'"

"And so, once again, Great Britain damaged the prospects of peace in the Middle East," he says.
(h/t GPOIsrael tweet)