Yair Lapid and Tony Blair shake hands at Wednesday's meeting
Photo: Elad Guttman

Lapid to Blair: Israel must resume talks with Palestinians

Head of Yesh Atid Party Yair Lapid meets with Quartet envoy Tony Blair; stresses importance of creating 'normal reality and maintaining a Jewish majority in Israel'

Yair Lapid, head of Israel's new Yesh Atid Party, met with Quartet envoy to the Middle East Tony Blair on Wednesday evening and said that Israel must return to talks with the Palestinians.


Lapid and Blair, who initiated the meeting, discussed the situation in the Middle East and the need to restart the peace process. "Lapid said Israel must return to talks with the Palestinians in order to create a normal reality for the citizens of Israel and maintain a Jewish majority," Yesh Atid reported.


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The party head also thanked Blair for his "continued efforts on behalf of the Middle East peace process."


Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid and Quartet envoy Tony Blair in Tel Aviv. (Photo: Elad Guttman) 


The meeting with Blair marked the second time that Lapid – who on Tuesday rolled out a five-year plan to make military or national service compulsory for all citizens, including the Ultra-Orthodox – has taken a strong public stance on a complicated issue.



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