On the right, where many of Lapid's potential voters dwell, he just became the ultimate snitch against a popular sitting prime minister.
Yesh Atid used the data for direct mail inquiries sent to the same Holocaust survivors prior to the March 2015 elections.
Netanyahu laid the blame for new elections squarely on Lapid and Livni and the fact that the Likud did not have enough mandates to govern unhindered.
The coalition likes to survive by blood-letting.
I couldn't help myself after I saw the photo above.
The context is that on Tuesday, PM Netanyahu and Yair Lapid were in Southern Ashdod...
The heated debate in the settlements revolved around participating in the Haredi anti-draft rally planned for Sunday - or not.
Bayit Yehudi announced that NIS 65 million of government funding earmarked for Hesder and Haredi Yeshivas will be transferred before Rosh Hashanah.
The money was...
"Only the wealthy won't feel Binyamin Netanyahu and Yair Lapid's latest budget cut."
True peace is something that evolves when neither side aims to destroy the other one.
What is really being gained by continuing to force Haredim to stay in the beis medrash full time via a draft that exempts Haredim?
The proposed budget harms the poor more than the rich.
For Lapid to successfully challenge Netanyahu, he will need to find the right time for a strategic exit from the government.
There is only one word that can explain the over the top reaction by Haredi establishment to this: Paranoia.
In actuality, Lapid as Finance Minister, isn't doing all that well.
The record number of kipa-wearing Jews in the new Knesset surely shows that secular Jews do not really hate religious Jews.
This is a Marie Antoinette government whose theme is, "Let them eat cake."
Claiming the 2-year budget concept a failure, the country will revert to the 1 year budget system.
The finance minister will be me and only me, and I will cut everyone’s budget by 100% and return all the money to the taxpayers who it was stolen from.
Drastic changes must be done gradually and with the cooperation of the affected sector of society.
The problem of this government is more likely to be one of personalities, marginal issues that get blown up in importance, and jockeying for financial benefits for different constituencies.
With just days left until the coalition deadline, any of these rumors and leaks could be true.
It's not that the various coalition partners don't trust Bibi, but that he doesn't really trust them.
I can't imagine a tougher challenge for Lapid. It's so much easier to complain from the outside.
The draft is but one area Haredi leaders badly stumble over.
I must admit that I really don't care which parties are in Bibi's government coalition anymore.
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