The Israeli-born billionaire has been close to politicians in Israel for years, but he doesn’t throw presents around – except of course the cigars and champagne demanded by the prime minister.
In a serious strategic document, the Yesh Atid leader - whose eyes are on the premiership - avoids the Palestinian issue and calls for a strong, costly army.
Survey by the Ma'ariv daily finds Likud would win 29 seats in the 120-member Knesset and defeat Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid; 57 percent believe suspicions against Netanyahu justified.
If the revelations about the prime minister's talks with the owner of Yedioth Ahronoth are true, it will be just the latest twist in a crazy story.
Bill, thought to target anti-occupation veterans group Breaking the Silence, would be put to vote in expedited process.
From declarations of loyalty to the army and judicial system to demonstrations of sympathy and support for the now-convicted soldier and his family, Israeli politicians exhibited signs of schizophrenia these past nine months.
Netanyahu and his right-wing cronies are a lost cause, so we need to focus on building an alternative. But Zionist Union and Yesh Atid are too busy trying to be Likud-lite.
The so-called 'left' cannot replace the prime minister, and the alternatives are even worse | Opinion.
Everybody in Lapid’s Yesh Atid party has embraced extreme leftist positions at some point in the past. At the end of the day, they’re all in the same camp | Opinion
If Benjamin Netanyahu hoped, as he recently stated, to bask in one day of praise, Israel's state watchdog is not about to supply it.