Evading Netanyahu's Trap

New Finance Minister Yair Lapid has lesson to learn from the prime minister's stint in the job.

It is widely assumed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied Yair Lapid the foreign ministry and maneuvered him into the role of finance minister during the largest budget cuts in a decade in order to trip him up. According to this hypothesis, Netanyahu hopes Lapid will fail as finance minister and lose his public glitter because of the thanklessness of the job nowadays.