While many spent the days leading up to Pessah cooking and cleaning their houses, MK Einat Wilf (Independence) went on a mission to improve Israel’s image abroad, publishing articles in major American news sources and starting with a four-day trip to Canada and, returning to Israel hours before her Seder.
One article, in The Huffington Post
, is a response to a New York Times
op-ed by Peter Beinart calling for a “Zionist BDS,” boycotting only products of settlements. Wilf calls Beinart’s idea “a dangerous proposal” despite good intentions, explaining that “no Palestinian is a partner to the idea that Zionism is legitimate as long as it stays west of the Green Line.”Wilf has also agreed to be a regular contributor to “Open Zion,” the Israel-themed section of the Newsweek-affiliated news site, The Daily Beast
, which Beinart edits. So far, the MK has written about the reason behind the Independence Party’s formation and a defense of Zionism from an atheist point of view.
In Canada, Wilf visited Halifax, Montreal and Ottowa, on a trip sponsored by the Centre for Jewish and Israel Affairs. According to Wilf, the CIJA has played an instrumental role in bringing Canada and Israel closer in recent years.
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