The international media has been busy this week trying to categorize Israel’s next prime minister. He doesn’t conform to previous labels of Israeli politicians. He’s not a grizzled hack or a new white hope of the left. Nor is he a former general or high-tech entrepreneur. His Wikipedia entry offers a few colorful details – like his being a former amateur boxer and talk-show host. One cable news broadcaster even wondered whether Yair Lapid is similar to Donald Trump, coming from the world of entertainment to take the top office.
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