Either way, Lapid is not telling the truth.
By Ted Belman
I was beginning tp think highly of Lapid. No more.
Excerpts of his interview with TIME were released Thursday. He is quoted as saying:
“you make peace with foes, not with friends.”
“Israelis convinced themselves that there is no use in talking to the Palestinians because they’re not to be trusted. I think they’re wrong. I think the Palestinians are not to be trusted and this is exactly why we should talk to them,”
“[the failure to resume negotiations for a two-state solution as] “irresponsible,” and “shortsighted,” [stating that] “my father didn’t come here from the ghetto in order to live in a country that is half Arab, half Jewish. He came here to live in a Jewish state.”
“Right now we have with the Palestinians a national dispute. But the point of no return is the moment this has become a religious dispute. Jews versus Muslims. Not yet. With Hamas it’s a religious dispute. But not yet with Fatah. With the Palestinian Authority we have a national dispute. And we should keep it this way, because a national dispute we can solve. When it gets into my God is better than yours, then it becomes an everlasting conflict.”
He is so appallingly ignorant of reality that it is obvious to all.
You don’t make peace with an enemy set to destroy you.
As most observers will tell you, it has always been a religious dispute.
Fatah has always led a propaganda war against Israel calling for its destruction.
Fatah has killed more Israelis by far than Hamas has.
Lapid also said:
“Unbelievably enough I do believe Netanyahu believes the same, but he does not have the coalition, and right now not even the party to support him. So maybe in a few weeks one of my jobs will be to make sure he has enough fingers to vote about this, from within the coalition or from opposition, same thing.”
Lapid stands for an undivided Jerusalem and building for internal growth of our settlements. Surely he know that no agreement with the PA let alone Hamas so long as he means embraces these positions.
Either he is lying to us re his beliefs or he is lying to us about the prospects of peace.