Israel’s prime minister wants a Palestinian state

Israel’s prime minister wants a Palestinian state
Israel’s prime minister wants a Palestinian state

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid advocates the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, as long as such a state is peaceful.

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid addressed the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday. Photo: Julia Nikhinson / AP / NTB
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The majority of Israel’s citizens want a two-state solution, he stated in his speech to the UN General Assembly on Thursday.

– I am one of them, said the Prime Minister.

But a Palestinian state cannot “become another terror base,” he stated, adding that Israel wants to live in peace and security.

Lapid also addressed the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. He offers the Gaza Strip economic reconstruction.

– But we set one condition for that: Stop firing rockets at our children. Lay down your weapons, Lapid said.

He said Israel wants peace with the entire Arab world.

– Peace is not a compromise. It is the bravest decision we can make, said Lapid.

At the same time, he warned of the dangers if Iran gains access to nuclear weapons.

– The only way to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons is by presenting a credible military threat. Only then can a more comprehensive and stronger nuclear agreement with Iran be subject to negotiations, Lapid said.

– It must be clear to Iran that if the country continues its nuclear program, the world will not respond with words, but with military force, Lapid continued.

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Published: 23 September 2022 05:16

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