Lapid: Netanyahu admitted to Syria strikes in bid to boost re-election campaign

Yesh Atid chair Yair Lapid says that Russia’s call for Israel to halt airstrikes on Iranian military targets in Syria is due to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s taking public responsibility for the recent strikes, which Lapid says is politically motivated.

“After years of quiet and efficient cooperation, Netanyahu’s election campaign has forced the Russians to come out against us in the Syrian arena,” Lapid says in a statement.

“The damage of one irresponsible message will take years to correct.”

— Raoul Wootliff

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