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        2/26/2013, Adar 16, 5773

      Report: Lapid Cancelled Party Tour with Leftist Group


      Chairman Yair Lapid of the Yesh Atid party told more than 10 0members of the party's Knesset faction not to take part in a tour of the Jerusalem area , scheduled for this past Sunday by the Geneva Initiative organization, which advocates that Israel give up land for peace, according to the Ha'aretz daily, which says Lapid took the action out of fear of harming his political alliance with Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party).

      Member of Knesset Moshe Mizrach (Labor) issued the invitation about a week and a half ago. A total of about 18 Knesset members signed up. The Yesh Atid members pulled out, citing different reasons, two days before the scheduled outing.