If Lapid isn't careful, Netanyahu will pick his pocket
For Yair Lapid to succeed as an alternative to Netanyahu's government, he will have to avoid Livni's mistakes, correctly assess the public's positions and quickly and persuasively adopt them as his own.
Kadima vaporized because in three years in opposition it lost its connection to the public, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suited his positions to what Israelis wanted to hear. That's why the party that won the last election is ending its term as Likud's junior partner. It's expected to be swallowed up by Likud, while Netanyahu looks like an invincible leader.