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Lapid Finally Has His Moment in the Election Ring With Netanyahu. He’ll Have Just One Chance

Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer

Until a few weeks ago, Yair Lapid seemed destined to be an eternal No. 2.

In 2019, he agreed to merge his Yesh Atid party into Benny Gantz’s Kahol Lavan and accepted Gantz’s leadership. Even after the partnership broke down last March, when Gantz agreed to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, leaving Lapid as leader of the opposition, Yesh Atid lagged in the polls behind other challengers to Netanyahu. 

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