Natanyahu had his eyes set on the PMship, but it was also clear that it was going to take time before he, as well as the Israeli public was ready for his candidacy. He paid his dues, and for better or worse has served as PM for three times. Lapiid, I fear imagines that if you are an overnight success, you can rush to the top of the pole without working for it. The fact that he was foolish enough to claim he could topple Natanyahu so early in the game tells the public what he really is. Even Jerry Springer of New Jersey, USA, knew enough that being a governor, and a televsion personality, and a . . . is enough. So we, too, have our Jerry Springer and his name is Yair Lapid.
Donald Trump: Israeli settlement construction in West Bank should 'keep going' (Haaretz)
from the article: Lapid says he could replace Netanyahu as PM in 18 months