Sunday, November 4, 2012

J.Post November 4: Lapid and His Declarations

Sir, – Yair Lapid’s dramatic and extremely important declaration (“Lapid: We won’t sit in a government that won’t return to negotiating peace with the Palestinians,” October 31) is a most welcome introduction announcement to the platform of his Yesh Atid party.

It is about time that Israel’s citizenry heard a crystal clear and bold statement about principles from those who seek their votes.

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I, however, believe such statements must be correctly understood.

Thus, I was most pleased to learn that Yesh Atid won’t sit with the Palestinian Authority government of President Mahmoud Abbas until its gives up its consistent and adamant refusal to return to the peace table without demanding suicidal concessions from Israel.

I do strongly believe that all parties that make up the political spectrum of Israel, Right or Left, Ashkenazi or Sephardi, religious or secular, follow the example set unintentionally by Lapid and present a totally unified position to the world.

Petah Tikva

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