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Lapid says government can’t ignore US calls for ceasefire

Yesh Atid party Yair Lapid holds a press conference in Tel Aviv, on May 6, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/FLASH90)
Yesh Atid party Yair Lapid holds a press conference in Tel Aviv, on May 6, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/FLASH90)

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid says the Israeli government must heed calls by the United States for a ceasefire between Israel and the Gaza terror groups, because coordination will be required with Biden administration on bigger challenges.

“[US President Joe] Biden wanted to end the operation after 11 days, when the IDF has already achieved its goals. Israel cannot ignore such a request,” Lapid says according to the Ynet news site.

“We face much greater challenges than Gaza — Iran, the nuclear deal, tensions in Syria and the strengthening of Hezbollah. All of these will require close coordination with the Americans.”

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