Lapid blasts Netanyahu's call for Israeli UN envoy to boycott Rouhani speech

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
September 24, 2013 22:08




Finance Minister Yair Lapid said Netanyahu's decision to have the Israeli delegation to the UN General Assembly walk out during the speech of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani was mistaken. He said it was wrong to use the same tactics used against Israel in the past.

"Israel should not let itself be portrayed as a chronic opponent of negotiations and as a state that is not interested in peaceful solutions," Lapid said. "We should let Iran be the obstacle to peace and not look like we are not open to change."


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