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Lapid in the UK: Fight against Iran, Hezbollah is good against evil

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Speaking to the Conservative Friends of Israel Monday afternoon alongside UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid delivered an impassioned address against moral relativism, arguing that Israel and Britain were forces of good fighting against evil movements like Nazi Germany, Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas.

“Britain taught the world an unforgettable lesson,” said Lapid, after speaking about his father’s experience in the Budapest Ghetto. “Whoever is unwilling to fight for freedom won’t get it.”

“It is still true today,” he continued, “when terrorism threatens us all. When religious fanatics push to get their hands on nuclear weapons.”

Lapid then turned to those in the West who treat any use of force by powerful states as unjustified. “That there is no such thing as a just war, that no one has the right to take up arms in defense of a principle — this is not only a defeatist approach, it also represents ideological laziness,” he said.

“There is such a thing as good and evil.”

“Not everything is someone’s narrative, inherently worthy of our respect,” Lapid continued. “The struggle between law-abiding democracies and murderous terrorist organizations is not a struggle between narratives. It is a struggle between good and evil.”

Israel’s top diplomat also assailed “the industry of lies” that uses international law and democracy........

© The Times of Israel

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