Saturday, May 3, 2014

Off topic: Yair Lapid - as ignorant as Catherine Ashton?

A year ago I gave Yair Lapid  the benefit of the doubt. Apparently, I was wrong. The opinions he expressed in his book Memories After My Death were his father’s alone.

Yet Hamas's return to the Palestinian Authority has left some in the Israeli government saying for the first time that they see signs of moderation among the Islamists, and that negotiations with Hamas could one day become possible if it recognizes Israel. "It's not like it didn't happen before," said Yair Lapid, a member of Israel's security cabinet who also controls its second-largest party. "The PLO used to be a terror organization."
Mr. Lapid says he is currently opposed to any talks involving Hamas, which he considers a terrorist group.
Mr. Lapid recalled a phrase the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin used during his talks with the Palestinians: "We negotiate for peace as if there is no terror, and fight terror as if there is no peace."
The same simple question I posed to Catherine Ashton I now pose to Yair Lapid