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"We should keep our hands on our weapons for a long, long time": Israel's Lapid


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"We should keep our hands on our weapons for a long, long time": Israel's Lapid

Yair Lapid is the former finance minister of Israel.

He served in the previous government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The former journalist and newspaper columnist was in Brussels on Wednesday 13th January for talks with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and member of the European Parliament.

Lapid has been a vocal critic of a recent EU move to label products from Israeli settlements.

He also says progress in negotiations in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will only come by involving other major players in the region.

In September, Lapid endorsed the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative as a framework for future talks.

Euronews correspondent James Franey spoke to the leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party at the European Parliament in Brussels.

A two-state solution, a European boycott, settlements and security: Euronews' James Franey talks to Israel's Yair…

Posted by euronews on Thursday, 14 January 2016
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