Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid advocates the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, as long as such a state is peaceful.
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.
Published: 23 September 2022 05:16