In his address to the 77th UN General Assembly, the interim Prime Minister of the Zionist regime, Yair Lapid, stated for the first time that Tel Aviv accepts the so-called “two-state solution” based on the 1967 borders, provided that Israel’s security is ensured.
For his part, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, hailed Lapid’s ostensible démarche, adding that the long-dormant phoney “two-state solution” is the only viable political solution to the inextricable imbroglio between Palestine and the Zionist regime.
Last Thursday’s unprecedented speech by Lapid, which was deemed a reflection of the Biden administration’s views concerning the Middle East, elicited a broad range of reactions across the Israeli political spectrum, exposing the deep schisms and bitter strife amongst Israeli politicians.
The former Zionist PM and head of the Likud opposition party heaped opprobrium on Lapid for his timidity and submission in the face of Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s threats over the disputed gas fields near Lebanon’s sea boundaries.
Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu also reproached Lapid for conceding on the Karish gas field, tweeting, “Lapid’s speech was imbued with weakness, defeat, and bowing heads.”
“On November 1st, with the support of Israeli voters, the Likud party I lead will usher in a stable right-wing administration for the next four years. We shall not allow the emergence of a Palestinian state and shall oust the weak and catastrophic Lapid’s cabinet, reviving Israel’s national honour. ”
Netanyahu continued, “We will not allow Lapid to drug us back to the disastrous Oslo Peace Accord.”
On the other hand, Knesset member Yair Golan of the Meretz party vehemently denounced Bibi, arguing that he is not just corrupt but also corrupts those around him. Even if elected, the seething disdain with which many Zionist political leaders and citizens view Bibi would undoubtedly exacerbate the social collapse and political polarisation, which may plunge Israel deeper into a dark crisis.
In fact, every mêlée in occupied Palestine would spiral out of control, from the most superficial domestic troubles to the most complicated foreign policy challenges. Moreover, numerous Zionist citizens are worried by the looming return of war-monger Bibi and his massive financial malfeasance.
Lapid’s recent speech to the United Nations and promise of support for the two-state solution may mitigate international pressure on his cabinet regarding the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However, on the eve of the next Knesset elections, the beleaguered Lapid must face formidable opposition. The polls already show that Netanyahu’s Likud and other right-wing parties need only one more lawmaker to form the next Israeli government; thus, Netanyahu is largely expected to secure 60 seats in the legislative elections.
The Zionist Interior Minister, Ayelet Shaked, also the chairwoman of the Habayit Hayehudi party, recently stated in a speech that she would recommend Netanyahu as Prime Minister to Israeli President Isaac Herzog. Shaked’s remark was the most salient indication of the simmering political tensions within Lapid’s cabinet.
Meanwhile, in his latest address, the head of Israel’s internal security agency, Shin Bet, Ronen Bar, acknowledged the existence of profound political fractures embroiling the Zionist political elite, describing them as Israel’s most daunting challenges. In addition, Bar conceded that the gaps were widening, and Israel’s adversaries are getting more interested about it since they assume our political cohesion is eroding.
Many Israeli political pundits believe the price of failing to recognise this precarious situation, for Israel, is utter internal destruction.