Lapid: Palestinians Should Work on Building a State Instead of Focusing on Terror


The Palestinians need to work on building a state for themselves instead of focusing on terror and death, Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid told the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference today, the Post reports.

He pointed out that the PA has existed for over 20 years and Israelis do not have a presence in Palestinian cities except when there are security needs. The Palestinians, he said, have built a corrupt governing system without an effective judiciary or modern industry. Palestinians did not use the resources Israel left behind in Gaza, and instead they voted in Hamas, who shot rockets at Israel.

In addition, the “Palestinian education system poisons the minds of six- and seven-year-olds, every single day, with anti-Semitic propaganda of the worst kind….Instead of building something, instead of creating something, they choose a culture of murder and destruction.” Lapid said “self-pity is not an efficient policy,” and called on the Palestinians to “free [themselves] from the past and go build a future. If you do that, we will be the first to help you.”

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. It’s a culture of grievances versus a culture of achievements.
    We have a similar thing in the US, where black activists (aka as rabble rousers) became rich on the backs of their constituency.


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