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May 20, 2013 1:06 pm

Lapid Calls for Interim Agreement With Palestinian Authority

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Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party in the Israeli Knesset

Times of Israel – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s senior coalition partner says that reaching a final peace agreement with the Palestinians is unrealistic at the current time and the sides should instead pursue an interim arrangement.

Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s assessment, delivered in a published interview Sunday just days before the arrival of US Secretary of State John Kerry, throws a contentious idea into the mix as the US searches for ways to restart peace talks.

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