At UN, Lapid calls for two-state solution, says world choosing ‘easy option’ on Iran
(Worthy News) – Prime Minister Yair Lapid said a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was “the right thing” for Israel, addressing the world from the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level meeting Thursday.
Speaking on his largest stage since becoming prime minister three months ago, Lapid decried Iranian antisemitism, urged the world to counter Tehran’s nuclear ambitions with a “credible military threat,” touted Israel’s peace agreements with regional neighbors and said he and most Israelis supported a peaceful Palestinian state alongside Israel.
“An agreement with the Palestinians, based on two states for two peoples, is the right thing for Israel’s security, for Israel’s economy and for the future of our children,” he declared. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]
Netanyahu leads right-wing criticism of Lapid’s UN speech: He’s ‘endangering’ Israel
Right-wing opposition figures on Thursday railed at Prime Minister Yair Lapid for endorsing a two-state solution in his address to the UN General Assembly, as the premier’s left-wing allies cheered his call for peace with the Palestinians.
Even as Lapid was still speaking, opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu released a video statement accusing him of “endangering” Israel’s future by renewing discussion of Palestinian statehood.
“Lapid is bringing the Palestinians back to the forefront of the world stage and putting Israel right into the Palestinian pit,” he said. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]