Netanyahu’s challenger has managed to move deceptively between cynicism and Zionism, moralism and double standards, in the efforts of enticing the Israeli mainstream. Five months with Lapid on his way to unseat Netanyahu.
The leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party has managed to move deceptively between cynicism and Zionism, moralism and double standards, in the efforts of enticing the Israeli mainstream. Five months with Lapid on his way to unseat Netanyahu.
Do those who say they will vote for Yair Lapid realize what he represents?
Yaakov Litzman, Arye Dery cite previous comments and actions by the Yesh Atid chairman.
According to a Channel 1 poll, Yesh Atid would receive 27 Knesset seats if elections were held today, while the ruling Likud would receive only 23 seats, compared to its current 30.
The chaos that ruled last weekend on the rails and in the political arena was more the result of ineptitude than malicious plotting ● Lapid panders to the ultra-Orthodox as he climbs in the polls, but this might work to Netanyahu's advantage ● Efforts to form a unity government persist.
Unlike some of his competitors, the public can discern the existence of an ideology alongside Netanyahu’s insane appetite for power - and his merchandise still has plenty of buyers.
The former low-brow journalist, part-time actor, amateur boxer, popular columnist, talk-show host and television anchor probably won’t make it. But here’s why he might.
Yair Lapid's faction would receive 24 Knesset seats, more than Likud's 22 and Zionist Union's 13 if elections were held today, according to Channel 2 poll.