Kay Wilson, who almost lost her life in a horrific terror attack in 2010, met the head of leftist Jewish group J Street Jeremy Ben-Ami earlier this week, and was thoroughly unimpressed.
Wilson, now an activist for Israel, ran into Ben-Ami on Monday in Boston where she gave lectures in three university campuses as part of a three-week StandWithUs US tour.
The somewhat amusing photo of herself with Ben-Ami that she posted on Facebook shows Wilson apparently quite ambivalent about the situation and Ben-Ami beaming at the camera, seemingly blissfully unaware of her body language.
“I met Jeremy Ben-Ami from J-Street and invited him to my talk,” she wrote next to the photo. “He was unfortunately too busy and also too busy to answer my questions about addressing incitement in the Palestinian Authority for a viable peace.”
Nine hours later, Wilson had had time to process the thoughts and emotions that the meeting with Ben-Ami evoked.
“It was an Arab Israeli Muslim surgeon who saved my life,” she wrote to her Facebook friends and followers. “It was my Arab Israeli bus driver who gave me a gift-ring with 'Shema Israel.' It was an Arab Israeli Muslim translator in court who wept in the trial and invited me to her house for a meal."
“These wonderful, decent, educated, courageous human beings despise the state-sponsored terror of the PA and Hamas. To listen to Jeremy Ben-Ami from J-Street whitewash the Islamist agenda and hatred of Jews and just relentlessly bash Israel, is not only a slur on the memory of my slaughtered American friend, it is a slap in the face and a betrayal of these Arabs who are bravely fighting to change the hatred in their respective culture.
“Get real J-Street or get out. Nothing that you are doing will contribute towards a better world.”
A sadistic attack
Wilson and a friend, Kristine Luken, were the victims of a sadistic attack by three residents of the villages of Surif and Tarkumiya in the Hevron area, who were part of a 13-man gang.
The attack took place December 18, 2010, at Khirbet Hanut, on the Israel National Trail in the Mata Forest, near Beit Shmesh, where Wilson, a Jewish dual Israeli-British citizen, and Luken, her Christian friend, had gone on a hike - Luken did not survive the day.
The attackers pounced on the women from behind and held them at knife point for half an hour. They tied them up, gagged them and then proceeded to butcher.
“I saw Kristine being murdered in front of my eyes," Wilson told a court, describing how one of the killers gingerly removed her Star of David necklace and then stabbed her. She played dead in order to save her life, while Luken was dying. "She screamed. I did not want him to hurt me. I tried not to utter a sound. It was difficult because the pain was great but I tried to play dead. I heard Kristine uttering her last gasps. I was not sure if I was alive," she told the court.
She realized that despite being stabbed 13 times with a breadknife, she was still alive. The knife had failed to penetrate her heart.
"He came back a few minutes later to verify the kill. He stabbed me in the chest," Wilson said.
"A few minutes later I woke up, but not in the same place where I had been stabbed. I wanted to go back to the path so that they would find my body and know that it had been a murder," she explained.
She said that she decided not to stay with her friend in her last moments because she was losing blood herself.
"I managed to get up, and – bound, gagged and barefoot – I walked over a mile until I found help. I sustained 13 machete wounds in my lungs and diaphragm, 30 compound fractures of the ribs, a crushed sternum, a dislocated shoulder and a broken shoulder blade.”
During the course of the attack, Wilson managed to stab one attacker lightly with her small pen knife. The DNA from his blood on her knife led to the police's catching not only her three attackers but the thirteen-man terror cell. Wilson's attackers were also convicted for the murder of Neta Blatt Sorek, a schoolteacher from Zikhron Yaakov, earlier in 2010. Sorek's death was initially deemed a suicide.
Arutz Sheva has learned that Kay Wilson's eloquent and haunting account of her ordeal has generated interest with New York publishers.