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Biden lauds ‘courageous’ Lapid call for two-states as US groups push for peace talks

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23.09.2022

US President Joe Biden joined a chorus of praise for Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s endorsement of a Palestinian state alongside Israel Thursday, calling the statement “courageous,” as groups urged Israel’s government to follow up the words with action.

Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly in New York Thursday, Lapid said most Israelis, himself included, supported a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“An agreement with the Palestinians, based on two states for two peoples, is the right thing for Israel’s security, for Israel’s economy and for the future of our children,” he declared.

In a tweet on his official @POTUS account hours later, Biden quoted Lapid’s words and said he “could not agree more.”

“I welcome @IsraeliPM Lapid’s courageous statement at the UN General Assembly,” Biden tweeted.

On Wednesday, Biden used his own speech to the UN’s annual high-level meeting to reaffirm Washington’s support for Palestinian statehood.

I welcome @IsraeliPM Lapid's courageous statement at the UN General Assembly: “An agreement with the Palestinians, based on two states for two peoples, is the right thing for Israel’s security, for Israel’s economy, and for the future of our children.”

I could not agree more.

— President Biden (@POTUS) September 22, 2022

“A negotiated two-state solution remains in our view the best way to ensure Israel’s security and........

© The Times of Israel


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