Lapid to US: Our Rules, Not Yours

Prime Minister Yair Lapid rejected the calls from the US government that the IDF reexamine and possibly change its rules of engagement in light of the death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh.

Speaking to graduates at the Naval Graduation Ceremony yesterday, Lapid said, “But to be clear – I will not allow an IDF soldier that was protecting himself from terrorist fire to be prosecuted just to receive applause from abroad. No one will dictate our rules of engagement to us, when we are the ones fighting for our lives. Our soldiers have the full backing of the government of Israel and the people of Israel.”

The ever astute Caroline Glick gives excellent analysis in her JNS piece ” Abu Akleh and Biden’s pro-Iran realignment: The U.S. administration is exposing Israel to existential peril.” As the US continues to stab Israel in the back, we are proud that Israel is standing strong for its sovereign right to conduct business as it sees fit.

Lapid to US: No one can dictate our rules of engagement while we fight for our lives, by Israel National News, September 8, 2022

Abu Akleh and Biden’s pro-Iran realignment, by Caroline Glick/JNS, September 7, 2022


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