Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid faced heavy backlash from within the country yesterday in anticipation of his speech today at the UN General Assembly in New York City. What sources revealed on Wednesday was confirmed today when Lapid announced that he promotes the two-state solution.
Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman stated, “With the recent rise of Palestinian terror and in light of Abu Mazen’s scandalous speech in Berlin, any mention of a Palestinian state is tantamount to surrendering to terror.”
MK Ayelet Shaked said, “Lapid represents only himself in this statement and not the government. A Palestinian state is dangerous to the state of Israel.”
Even Alternative Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said there is “no place or logic” to the idea of a two-state solution, stating that people who promote such an idea in the year 2022 “should stay in the [nineteen] nineties.”
Likud party offered its criticism: “After Lapid established the first Israeli-Palestinian government, now he wants to establish a Palestinian state on the border of Kfar Saba, Netanya, Ben-Gurion Airport, and handing over the territories of our homeland to our enemies.”
Today’s much awaited speech by Lapid puts Israel in harm’s way. It does so now and in the future and will only empower terrorist entities to commit more attacks on the Jewish people. It is well known that most Israelis oppose the two-state solution. It’s also widely understood that Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Holocaust denier Mahmoud Abbas, do not qualify as partners for peace. These groups are looking for a one state solution – with Israel in the sea. These vile groups control the PA. With that said, we’d like to know who Lapid is referring to making peace with.
As Israel prepares for its forthcoming elections, we will be relieved that Lapid’s service as interim prime minister is coming to an end very soon and pray that his slate shows no promise of getting votes in the November elections.