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Smotrich: Lapid speech a ‘shameful surrender to terrorism’

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Religious Zionism party chairman MK Bezalel Smotrich speaks at the Kikar HaShabbat conference in the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Hotel, September 12, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Religious Zionism party chairman MK Bezalel Smotrich speaks at the Kikar HaShabbat conference in the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Hotel, September 12, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Religious Zionism leader Bezalel Smotrich slams Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s endorsement of a two-state solution at the UN General Assembly, saying that a Palestinian state is a “shameful surrender to terrorism.”

The far-right leader says that Lapid is “striving for the division of the land, the handing over of territories and the expulsion of tens of thousands of Jews from their homes.”

Smotrich charges that discussion of a Palestinian state and the “instilling hope in the sails of Palestinian nationalism” will lead to increased terror attacks against Israeli citizens.

“We will find ourselves again with buses exploding and terror all over the country,” Smotrich warns.

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