A Portrait of a Politician as a Good-looking Man

Yair Lapid may believe in his ability to change the county, but those who voted for him believe mainly in his powers of seduction.

A month or two ago, I participated in a television panel. Sitting beside me in the studio were two assertive women who could not stop complaining bitterly about the fact that Israeli politics are dominated by men. “So, what’s stopping women from entering politics?” I wondered out loud. “Yalla, all you have to do is join a party.”