Netanyahu Brands Israeli PM Weak for Supporting Palestinian State

Netanyahu Brands Israeli PM Weak for Supporting Palestinian State
Netanyahu Brands Israeli PM Weak for Supporting Palestinian State
Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Former Prime Minister Israel, Benjamin Netanyahubranded Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid weak because he supports Palestine become an independent country.

Previously at the UN General Assembly, Lapid expressed support for Palestinian independence and coexistence with Israel in his speech at the UN headquarters in New York, Thursday (22/9) local time.

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Lapid’s statement also angered a number of parties in Israel, especially from the current government opposition.

One of the opposition leaders who reacted strongly was Benjamin Netanyahu. He even called Lapid weak and endangering Israel’s future.

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“Lapid jeopardizes our future and our existence on the issue of Palestine and Iran,” Lapid was quoted as saying by Israeli media, i24News.

“Tonight we have heard speeches full of weakness, defeat and surrender. After the right-wing government I once led removed the state of Palestine from the world agenda, after I brought a peace deal with Arab countries that bypassed the veto of the Palestinians, Lapid bring Palestinians to the forefront of the world and put Israel in the Palestinian pit,” Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu, who is one of the top leaders of the right-wing Likud party, said he would not allow Lapid to grant independence to Palestine.

He also criticized Lapid’s position regarding Iran’s nuclear threat in his speech at the UN General Assembly.

“Lapid jeopardizes our future and our existence for the issue of Palestine and Iran. While Israel is rushing in a nuclear deal that threatens us (Israel), Lapid has done absolutely nothing,” Netanyahu said.

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