Yair Lapid, chairman of the Yesh Atid party held a press conference on Wednesday. "Yesterday the citizens of Israel chose normalcy, sanity, and hope," Lapid stated. "I have confidence in our ability to work together," he commented. The head of what is now the second largest party in Israel added, "Today there is a better place here, and we will see it getting even better. will be better."
Lapid was a news anchor for the Friday evening news program on Channel 1, and and has hosted a talk show. He played a role in the Israeli film “The Singing of The Siren" and is the author of several novels and thrillers. His father was a Holocaust survivor.