Okunis says Lapid should be more modest on security matters following Jpost speech

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
December 11, 2014 13:34

 
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Likud deputy minister Ofir Akunis responded to the speech that former finance minister Yair Lapid gave at the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference on Thursday, saying that Lapid should be more modest when lecturing about security, considering his only security experience consists of cutting the security budget and reading speeches about security from teleprompters.   

Lapid said at the conference that Israel must aim for a regional agreement, reaching out to moderate Arab regimes.

He said this would not hermetically seal out terror, but it would give the Egyptians and Jordanians a role in helping Israel maintain its security. 

Lapid, who was recently fired by the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said that during his tenure in the government, he had not been able to discern what Netanyahu's diplomatic policy is.

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