Man of the year: Yair Lapid
Yair Lapid has gone a long way from the days before the election, when he promised the world to the weary, downtrodden members of the middle class, to his responsible conduct as finance minister.
In a country like Israel, selecting a Person of the Year when it comes to the economy is a luxury. At any given time, we are on the verge of some kind of security incident, diplomatic crisis or attack so why now turn our attention to the economy? But we're supposed to indulge in the extravagance of discussing our quality of life instead of the protection of life...
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