Yair Lapid Due to Be Named Israel's Next Finance Minister

The job of finance minister is considered a political graveyard, especially now that the minister will have to address the yawning budget deficit.

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid is due to be finance minister in the new coalition government, with Habayit Hayehudi chief Naftali Bennett minister of industry, trade and labor with expanded powers to battle Israel’s giant conglomerates. [See story on Bennett below].