web analytics
November 23, 2014 / 1 Kislev, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
IDC Herzliya Campus A Day on Campus

To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.



Lapid: ‘Who, Me? Topple Netanyahu? Of course Not’

Future (Yesh Atid) party chairman Yair Lapid, who recently said he will be Prime Minister one day, has assured Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu he will not to bring down the next coalition before its term runs out, according to party sources.

The latest report follows rumor after rumor, many  of them planted as part of the usual game of who can out-bluff whom during talks on forming a new coalition.

Lapid supposedly had told Likud ministers that his number one interest is himself. Although the statement that may be true not only for him but also for every other politician, it is unlikely to have been said by Lapid. He is a former journalist with no experience in politics, but bragging that his number one interest is himself would be obvious political suicide.

True or not, the alleged comments prompted Lapid to assure Netanyahu, “Don’t worry,” for whatever that is worth in Israeli politics.

Lapid sarcastically claimed this week that the Likud-Israel Beytenu ‘s major problem in negotiating with his party is simply, “We don’t have any experience and we don’t understand politics and that’s the reason that we have no choice but to stick to our values and principles.”

Meanwhile, Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett and the Likud are playing political poker, each one accusing the other of bad faith in coalition negotiations.

Lapid and Bennett head the two parties that Netanyahu needs if he does not want to go with the Haredi religious parties or call another election, which would be all but catastrophic economically and politically.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “Lapid: ‘Who, Me? Topple Netanyahu? Of course Not’”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Herzilya's vertical cemetery vaults.
Police Disinter PA Arabs Sleeping Peacefully in Herzliya Graves
Latest News Stories
Herzilya's vertical cemetery vaults.

The police knew the PA Arabs were sleeping in the cemetery, they just couldn’t figure out where…

Negotiations, Iranian style.

The US is so used to believing lies that it can hardly distinguish them from the truth.

Lobby of King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

One of the most effective weapons of an enemy is to destroy the opponent’s economy, and Jews are cooperating.

Arab butchers in the Har Nof massacre left Canadian-Israeli Howie Rothman in a coma. Above: Rothman and two of his children.

A Toronto synagogue issued a rare Shabbat appeal to help the family.

This may be true, but it also may be Palestinian Authority fiction.

It was a miracle no one was injured or burned to death.

Israeli’s most powerful weapon of defense is good intelligence.

This is in followup to the prayers and moment of silence that the Jordanian Parliament held in honor of the two terrorists.

Is the West about to provide Iran with a major concession in order to reach an “historic” (but empty) deal?

Someone spray painted “ISIS” in Arabic on a memorial for fallen Druse soldiers up north.

Government ministers are examining steps the state can take to deter more terrorist attacks.

Yehudah Glick will be undergoing additional surgery on Sunday morning.

After discovering a tunnel from Gaza into the Sinai that extended 1850 meters, Egypt has decide to extend it sterile zone along its 14 kilometer Gazan border from 500 meters to 1000 meters.

The students were attacked as they walked back from Friday night prayers.

Bnei Akiva religious youth members joined forces with far left Meretz youth group members on July 4, 2011, to protest in front of the US Consulate in Israel, calling for the release of Jonathan Pollard. That was years ago, and as of today, Pollard has now spent 30 years in jail. Enough is enough.

The task force will aim at keeping Americans from joining ISIS and other radical Muslim murder gangs.

More Articles from Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
Negotiations, Iranian style.

The US is so used to believing lies that it can hardly distinguish them from the truth.

Lobby of King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

One of the most effective weapons of an enemy is to destroy the opponent’s economy, and Jews are cooperating.

This may be true, but it also may be Palestinian Authority fiction.

It was a miracle no one was injured or burned to death.

Israeli’s most powerful weapon of defense is good intelligence.

The cell that planned to kill Lieberman was only of several planning to kill PA official and Israelisץ

And we can already hear Obama and Kerry telling him not to upset Allah and thank God on the Temple Mount.

Three Palestinian Authority terrorists linked with Hamas planned to murder Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attack on his vehicle near his eastern Gush Etzion home, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) revealed Thursday night. It did not say exactly when it uncovered the plot but revealed that the assassination plan was […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/lapid-who-me-topple-netanyahu-of-course-not/2013/02/19/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: