Monday, October 26, 2015

Lapid uses wave of violence to craft his party’s centrist ideology

Gil  Hoffman, Tovah Lazaroff,

Lapid wrote about the need for national unity but not for a national unity government, which he currently opposes.

image from, with caption: Arab rioters throwing rocks

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid visited the Derech Avot High School in Efrat Sunday to speak to students about the lessons of the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin 20 years ago. ...
He praised the understandings Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached with US Secretary of State John Kerry about the Temple Mount, calling them reasonable.
He said the cameras will show it is not Israel that has been violating the status quo on the mount but Arab rock-throwers.
“We will have plenty of time to attack the government when the violence is over,” Lapid said. “I speak for Israel – not the government abroad – because there is a huge vacuum in our public diplomacy. It’s not a sign we are entering the government.

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