David's Harp / Yair Lapid: New politics, or just born yesterday?
The Yesh Atid leader and his unlikely partner Naftali Bennett seem to have wrested control of economic policy. Or have they?
If Barack Obama were taking Israeli media coverage of the new government at face value, he might have thought Yair Lapid was Israel’s new ruler. Maybe he'd make time for a photo-op with Benjamin Netanyahu (a holdover of old politics) and a phone call with Shimon Peres (the Ancient Regime), but he would be conducting his real business with the man who seems to be setting the agenda for the new government.