Yair Lapid

Stop Giving In to 'Blackmail' of Haredim and Pass Draft Law

Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to either pass a Haredi draft bill or initiate elections in a visit to Tel …

Benjamin Netanyahu

'Sderot children are in bomb shelters and terrorists are in bed'

MK Lapid visits Sderot, says it's 'inconceivable' that Hamas leaders sleep in their beds while Israeli children sit awake in bomb shelters.

Israel

Yair Lapid: We will not sit on our hands while our children are bombed

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, …

Israel

Likud minister: Gaza needs to be world's responsibility

MK Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) on Wednesday morning slammed Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and told <i>Reshet Bet</i> that the Supreme Court had …

Israel

Lapid livid: Netanyahu caved to the haredim

Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid on Sunday blasted Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, after he invoked the “Supermarket Bill” in order to outlaw Shabbat …

Israel

Lapid vows to cancel seven laws

The first new law Yesh Atid would enact if it formed the next government would limit a prime minister to two terms in office, the party said.<p>><br>• ><p>Yesh …

Israel

Lapid: Jordan Valley will always remain part of Israel

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid insisted during a tour of the Jordan Valley on Monday that the strategy would remain part of Israel in any potential …

Israel

Israeli PM Called 'Liar' After Voting for Antigay Surrogacy Law

The prime minister of Israel was booed Wednesday, as he voted in favor of an antigay surrogacy bill in the Knesset, Israel's parliament<p>The …

LGBTQI

Lapid calls for greater force against Hamas

Yesh Atid chairman MK Yair Lapid, who served as a member of the Political-Security Cabinet during Operation Protective Edge in 2014, said on Tuesday …

Israel

Yair Lapid: Trump Could Become Most Popular President In Israeli History

Israelis are big fans of President Trump — and even local opponents of Benjamin Netanyahu are admitting it.<p>Yair Lapid, chairman of the centrist Yesh …

Jewish Culture

Shaked presents Lapid's deception

Justice Minister responds to Lapid's claims that the proposed draft law is the same as the one that the previous government approved.

Israel

Lapid: Netanyahu wiretapping is reminiscent of Watergate

Channel 10 quoted a “senior security figure” Sunday saying that he was present in a meeting five years ago in which Prime Minister Netanyahu …

Israel

Lapid asks ambassadors to recognize Israeli control over Golan

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid took some 40 ambassadors and senior diplomats from around the world to the border between Israel and Lebanon on …

Israel

Yair Lapid claims Abu Dis is Palestine capital under Trump ‘deal’

The Palestinian town of Abu Dis will be the capital of a Palestinian state under US President Donald Trump’s peace deal, according to Israeli …

Israel

Lapid warns Netanyahu endangering bipartisan support in the U.S.

“If I’m prime minister, it won’t be a problem, but if it’s Netanyahu, it’s a serious problem."<p>><br>• ><p>Yair Lapid (Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post). …

Israel

Yair Lapid's shot at bringing the political center to the forefront

After a century in the shadows of Left and Right, liberal Zionism hopes to benefit from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s woes.<p>><br>• ><p>Yair Lapid. (photo …

Israel

Defense minister, Yesh Atid chief go on attack after Haredim burn soldier effigy

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid railed against ultra-Orthodox protesters in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood …

Israel

The Arabic-Speaker Who Might One Day Lead Israel

As the sun sets over the town of Migdal Haemek, just outside Nazareth in northern Israel, a white Nissan pulls up to a community center. A slim, …

Israel

Where did Lapid really serve in the IDF?

Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid responded to speculation about his IDF service Thursday, telling <i>Army Radio</i> that he had been drafted to the IDF's Air …

Israel

Netanyahu Calls for Last-Ditch Effort to Avert Early Elections

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed to party leaders in his governing coalition to immediately resolve their dispute over drafting …

Israel

Israelis rally to demand PM Netanyahu step down

Benjamin Netanyahu<br>(Image by Wikipedia (commons.wikimedia.org)) Permission Details DMCA<p>Hundreds of Israelis have held rallies again in Tel Aviv, …

Israel

The real Bibi: Corrupt politico or indispensable internationalist?

So far, Netanyahu’s maneuvers seem to be working.<p>><br>• ><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses AIPAC 2018 Conference</i> …

Israel

Poll: Likud gaining strength even after Netanyahu questioning

If elections were to be held today, the Likud would win 29 seats and the right-wing bloc would achieve a total of 64 seats, according to a poll …

Israel

Wallenberg Foundation decries Israel not recognizing Armenian Genocide

Hotovely says decision was made because of ‘complexity and diplomatic repercussions.<p>><br>• ><p>Pope Francis and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II attend …

Poland says controversial Holocaust law isn't 'frozen'

On Saturday night, Channel 2 reported that Poland had decided to freeze the law making it a crime to say the Polish state or nation was complicit in …

World News

Could Netanyahu survive and will Israel's government collapse? Three scenarios

At first, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked as if he might ride out the corruption storm raging around him (at least temporarily). After the …

Israel

Netanyahu Peril Grows, as Trusted Aide Agrees to Testify

JERUSALEM — The mushrooming corruption scandal plaguing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel took a surprising new turn on Tuesday, with an allegation that one of his closest advisers had sought to bribe a judge into dropping a criminal investigation involving the prime minister’s wife.<p>At …

Israel

Snubbed by EU, Israeli cartoons slamming Iran go on display

An Israeli exhibition of cartoons criticizing human rights conditions in Iran will be displayed next to the European Parliament in Brussels starting …

Israel

MK calls to cancel tax break named after man accused of bribing Bibi

Change would hurt new immigrants with earnings abroad<p>><br>• ><p>HOW MUCH corruption is there? . (photo credit: REUTERS)<p>The so-called “Milchan Law” – a tax …

Israel

Netanyahu Could Fall for Corruption, Not War Crimes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is in jeopardy, but his most serious crimes have nothing to do with the corruption …

Israel