MK Yair Lapid, who heads the Yesh Atid opposition party, is calling on former US President Barak Obama to take the initiative and return his Nobel Peace Prize based on the Politico report that Mr. Obama instructed his administration to undermine a campaign against Hizbullah in favor of advancing his agreement with Iran. This included turning a blind eye to Hizbullah drug trafficking and money laundering in the United States and elsewhere.
Lapid told faction members that is this report proves to be accurate, then the former president should really return the prestigious prize, which was awarded to him in 2009, at the start of his presidency.
Lapid added the report confirms Israel’s worst fears vis-à-vis Hizbullah as Israel warned repeatedly- there mustn’t be any connection between a deal with Iran and security concerns and counter-terrorism in the region. The report, if proven correct, show quite the opposite is true.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)