Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

A Lapid Lapse?

June 19, 2021 --

Israel's new foreign minister, Yair Lapid, excoriated former Prime Minister Netanyahu for angering congressional Democrats in aa speech to foreign ministry officials, according to a story in The New York Times, June 15. 

LPR believes Mr. Lapid, who will change places with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in 2023, if the Bennett-Lapid government holds that long, is making a huge mistake if he thinks that the totalitarian-minded Democrat Party will be closer, substantively, to the new government than it was to its predecessor. Rather than pin false hopes on the Democrats, Mr, Lapid would be wise to pray for Republican majorities in House and Senate in the 2022 congressional elections, with a Trump-like Republican, if not the man himself, winning the White House in 2024. 

LPR also thinks that the new government notwithstanding, extremist Democrats will continue to denounce Israel as a colonizing, apartheid state -- and may even accuse the four Israeli Arabs in the new government of betraying the Palesitnian cause (an Islamist Palestine from "the river to the sea.")