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Lapid verklaart onomwonden dat het de Palestijnen zijn die geen vrede willen:
Journalist turned politician Yair Lapid blamed the Palestinians for the failure to reach a breakthrough in the peace process in a speech on Monday at Tel Aviv University.
Lapid distanced himself from politicians on the Left who have blamed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for the diplomatic stalemate.
“I don’t like the tendency to blame the Israeli side,” Lapid said. “Most of the blame belongs to the Palestinian side, and I am not sure that they as a people are ready to make peace with us.”
Met dergelijk realistisch taalgebruik kan Lapid stemmen weghalen van voormalig linkse stemmers die hun heil hebben gezocht bij Likoed en Yisrael Beteinu.
Lapid zei verder verstandige dingen over de tweestatenoplossing:
Lapid said it was wrong to enable extremists on the Left or Right to deliver what he called delusional solutions that would make Israel into a state of all of its citizens rather than a two-state solution that would keep Israel as a Jewish-democratic state.
He warned that the extremists would bring about the end of the Zionist idea.