“So did [my recognition of] the reality there, which we cannot ignore,” he added. (from Arutz 7)
At the same time Lipman said that Israel must give Land to the Arabs.
Love for the entire land of Israel can go hand-in-hand with support for Israeli withdrawals and the creation of an Arab state in Judea and Samaria, says MK Dov Lipman of the Yesh Atid party.
When I explain to those unfamiliar with the Land of Israel, Judea and Samaria why Israel wouldn't survive the "two states for two peoples" fantasy, I explain that the reality is that such an arrangement has never ever worked any place. For people old enough to remember when there was an West Berlin in the middle of East Berlin, it becomes pretty easy for them to see the reality of the dangers to the security and continued existence of the State of Israel.
It's clear that Lipman is enamored with his position in Yair Lapid's party. I remember that during the campaign a friend of mine heard him speak and was very disgusted with his simplistic platitudes and campaign double-talk. Having Orthodox simcha (ordination,) keeping kashrut and Shabbat does not make him an expert in the Land of Israel and how it applies to the Jewish People today.
G-d made us the miracle of the 1967 Six Days War, because He knew it was essential that we Israelis control the Land of Israel at least until the Jordan River. He, Hakodesh Baruch Hu, also gave us the Temple Mount, the Sinai and the Golan. Unfortunately our dangerously foolish politicians immediately gave the Arab Muslims the Temple Mount, and then ten years later, Menachem Begin, as Prime Minister, gave Egypt the Sinai. Begin, like Lipman, wanted to please the world and change his image.
There's an interesting op-ed in the Jewish Press, also complaining about Lipman. The feeling is that Lipman sold his soul to Yair Lapid, and now he fits in fine to Lapid's Yesh Atid.
But along came MK Dov Lipman and decided to stage a show-down. “There will be war!” came the message. “We must get those Haredim out of those yeshivos!” “We will only allow a tiny amount of the elite to stay in learning, as a grand concession.” “We will starve them out – we will cut their funding if they don’t do the core curriculum, and we will cut their social security, and we will cut their children’s allowances… ” “And we will do all of this for their sakes, for they do not know what is in their own best interests.”
Power sure changes people...