Lapid is a patriot who is both honest and who has a clear vision for the future. A vision that is inclusive of all!
The Israeli media are busy faux negotiating, publishing all sorts of possibilities.
Lapid's election success is a reflection of the widespread view among Israelis that external threats do not mean that the country's house should not be put in better order.
Even though there will be an unprecedented number of religious Knesset members, Haredim are closer to being drafted than at any time in Israel’s history.
A little insulting but shouldn't the Temple become a central element in the public discourse?
Conservative movements and parties cannibalize themselves.
Like Liberman before, Lapid will likely be Netanyahu's major partner as under almost any coalition figuration Yesh Atid can bring down the coalition.
These are the final results for the elections to the 19th Knesset.
Right wing and Haredi parties form a seemingly insurmountable, 71-seat block.
Netanyahu’s impending victory is due to the fact that the prime minister has done a reasonably good job, the economy is okay, terrorism is low, he’s kept out of trouble.
The Sephardi Haredi party Shas, who had reached as many as 12 seats, are down to 9 in this survey.
The average of last week's nine polls in Israel
Expect an interesting conundrum on the opposition side.
Among the voters at large, 23% said their respect for Bennett went down, 17% said it went up, 50% said it didn't change, and 10% were not sure.
The National Union (HaIchud HaLeumi) released the following short statement following President Barack Obama's reelection: "Obama's re-election gives a tailwind boost to the Israeli...
The merger of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the Yisrael Beiteinu party of Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Thursday has left-wing parties scrambling for a solution to the sudden show of solidarity on the part of the pro-nationalist camp.
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni may be throwing their hats into the political arena once more, teaming up to attempt to defeat the nationalist camp headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
A joint JoeSettler-Jameel post.
Left behind in the wake of Netanyahu’s surprise unity maneuver are some serious winners and loser. There is no doubt that...
The stealth move by Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Shaul Mofaz was a reunification of the 2005 Likud. Joining forces, they are close to realizing the dream of every Israeli premier, to rule without partners. But the new coalition deal means decidedly sobering news for Israel's two major religious camps - the Haredim and the settlement movement.
Journalist and Television host turned premier wannabe Yair Lapid's party's name, "Yesh Atid" ("There's a Future"), was a last minute fix. It turned out its original name had already been taken, several times, actually. At least one man's future will be secure in the new Yesh Atid movement: Founder Yair Lapid. The new party rules clearly state that he may not be removed from office until 2020.
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