Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid calls for Two-State Solution
Published: 24th September 2022 at 9:44am
Israeli PM backs establishment of Palestinian state.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has called for a two-state solution to decades of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Yair Lapid told the UN the two-state solution was the right move for the “future of our children”
- A Palestinian politician said the call was meaningless unless it was backed by action
- The US ambassador to Israel called the speech “courageous”
Mr Lapid’s call for the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel came during an address to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday and echoed US President Joe Biden’s recent support for the long-dormant proposal.
“An agreement with the Palestinians, based on two states for two peoples, is the right thing for Israel’s security, for Israel’s economy and for the future of our children,” Mr Lapid said.
He said any agreement would be conditional on a peaceful Palestinian state that would not threaten Israel.
Efforts to reach a two-state Israeli-Palestinian deal have long been stalled.
Palestinians and rights groups say Israel has entrenched its control of the occupied Palestinian territories through its military rule over millions of Palestinians and continued building of settlements in occupied territory.
Wasel Abu Youssef, a senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said Mr Lapid’s words “mean nothing”.
He said “whoever wants a two-state solution must implement it on the ground” and respect previously reached agreements, stop settlement expansion and recognise East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.
US President Joe Biden with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid during a visit to Tel Aviv. (AP: Evan Vucci)
Mr Lapid’s speech came less than six weeks out from a November 1 election which could return former right-wing prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to power.
Middle East Peace has been an ongoing development since Israel was established as a Nation once more in 1948. Whether it’s a Two-State Solution or not this is not surprising to Bible Students as we fully expect to see Peace in the Middle East based on Bible Prophecy that has foretold the alignment of Nations in the “latter days”. The Bible describes a King of the North and a King of the South Geo-political Alignment of Nations in the last days prior to the last battle of mankind and the intervention of Christ to established God’s Kingdom on Earth Forever. We read of this in Daniel Chapter 11:
“And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.”
You can read more about this in this article: Alignment of Nations in the Latter Days