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Slomiansky: Lapid Was 'A Nightmare to Work With'

For two years, MK Nissan Slomiansky worked 'under the thumb' of ex-Finance Minister Yair Lapid, calling it a 'nightmare'.Yaakov Levi, 12/18/2014, 9:20 AM

Whose Side is Yair Lapid On, Anyway?

Yair Lapid refuses to sign vote-sharing deal with any left parties, and may lose them seat in the next Knesset, officials complained.Moshe Cohen, 12/11/2014, 8:19 AM

VIP Treatment and Car Fridges - How Some MKs Use Taxpayer Money

After firestorm of criticism over report last week on gov't waste, Yair Lapid, Micky Levy come under scrutiny for exorbitant expenses.Yaakov Levi, 11/6/2014, 2:25 PM

Slomiansky: Where is Lapid Getting the Money?

Finance Committee chairman MK Nissan Slomiansky wants to hear from the Finance Minister how he plans to fund the 2015 budget.Moshe Cohen, 9/28/2014, 5:24 PM

Lapid Presents 'No New Taxes' 2015 Budget

Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Sunday held a press conference to present the main points of the state budget for 2015.Yaakov Levi, 9/28/2014, 4:40 PM

New Jerusalem Project to Provide 50,000 Jobs

Jerusalem's “front gate” is set to get a major upgrade in the coming years, with a one billion dollar investment.Moshe Cohen, 9/22/2014, 6:56 PM

Intel to Invest $6 billion in Israel

Intel will spend $6 billion to upgrade its Kiryat Gat chip manufacturing plant, the government announced Monday.Yaakov Levi, 9/22/2014, 6:52 PM

Netanyahu Cuts Talk on 0% VAT Bill in Jab at Lapid

Netanyahu suspends discussion on controversial bill until budget deal worked out, in push on Lapid to back defense spending.Moshe Cohen, 9/15/2014, 9:54 PM

Dispute Over War Cost Reflects in Budget Crisis

The debate over how much Operation Protective Edge cost Israel is having a practical effect on the state budget, reports say.Yaakov Levi, 9/15/2014, 3:56 PM

Is Lapid Trying to Dismantle the Coalition?

The controversy regarding Israel's budget heats up: Lapid and Netanyahu's associates accuse the other of trying to break the coalition.Cynthia Blank, 9/14/2014, 11:50 AM

Panicked Livni, Lapid Lash Out at Bennett Amid Jewish Home Rise

As polls show strong support for Jewish Home among the electorate, Tzippy Livni and Yair Lapid are concerned for their political futures.Moshe Cohen, 9/11/2014, 9:22 AM

Lapid: I Can Stop the Right's Takeover

Yair Lapid said Monday that he intended to provide a counterweight to the increasing influence of the right.Yaakov Levi, 9/8/2014, 9:34 PM

Report: Israeli Landlords Cleaning Up as Rents Jump

Housing sales are down in Israel, because of high prices and anticipation of the zero-VAT purchase plan - but rents are sky-highMoshe Cohen, 8/31/2014, 4:27 PM

Bennett: IDF Ready to Strike Back Immediately

Economics Minister stands behind Netanyahu against Hamas 'blackmail' in the event ceasefire breaks down.Moshe Cohen, 8/7/2014, 4:38 PM

Lapid: No New Taxes, Unless War Continues Much Longer

Finance Minister Yair Lapid said that Operation Protective Edge would not have much of an effect on the state budget - hopefully.Yosef Berger, 7/15/2014, 3:15 AM

PM Mocks 'Inexperienced Lapid' for Contradicting Himself

Prime Minister Netanyahu slams Finance Minister Yair Lapid, branding him too inexperienced to make decisions on security.Moshe Cohen, 6/9/2014, 4:21 PM

Ariel: Lapid VAT Exemption Plan Won't Get Out of Committee

Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) slammed Yair Lapid's plans to 'accommodate' haredi and Arab Israelis in his VAT exemption plan.Moshe Cohen, 5/12/2014, 7:27 PM

MK Eichler: Investigate Lapid for 'Hate Crimes'

Hareidi MK attacks Finance Minister Yair Lapid, saying that he is 'guilty of hate crimes against haredi Israelis.'Moshe Cohen, 5/12/2014, 4:40 PM

In Passover Prayer, Secularist Lapid Calls for Divine Love

In a special Passover prayer posted on his Facebook page, Finance Minister Yair Lapid asked G-d to show His love for the Jewish peopleMoshe Cohen, 4/14/2014, 3:32 PM

Lapid 'Saves' Passover With Potato Imports

Finance Minister Yair Lapid has headed off a major Passover crisis – a shortage of potatoes –by allowing more to be importedDavid Lev, 4/6/2014, 7:52 PM

MK Mozes: Lapid is the Real Prime Minister

The government will continue to function - and continue to legislate anti-hareidi laws, UTJ head Menachem Eliezer Mozes believes.Yaakov Cohen, 3/23/2014, 7:53 AM

Cautious Celebrations As Housing VAT Cancelled for New Buyers

Cutting VAT on apartments is nice, but there are better ways that Yair Lapid can help the middle class, says one consumer group.Moshe Cohen, 3/20/2014, 3:02 PM

Ariel: Make Sure All Israelis Get Apt. VAT Discount

Housing Minister Uri Ariel on Tuesday said that he would support eliminating VAT for first-time apartment buyers, provided it applied to allDavid Lev, 3/18/2014, 3:48 PM

Pro-Enlistment Group Says Current Measures Don't Go Far Enough

Lapid criticized for 'misleading' Israelis into believing that the 'equal service' issue had been resolved; 50,000 hareidim 'still exempt'.David Lev, 2/20/2014, 3:20 PM

Lapid: Hareidi Israelis Are Our Brothers

Yair Lapid says he understands the anger in the hareidi community over the draft bill, but insists it was the 'right thing to do'.David Lev, 2/10/2014, 4:33 PM

MK Shaked: No Deal Yet to Charge Yeshiva Students on Draft

MK Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) denied reports that there had been agreement on including criminal penalties for yeshiva studentsDavid Lev, 2/6/2014, 10:02 AM

Ben Dahan To Lapid: Stick to Finance, Not Rabbis

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan said that Yair Lapid should worry about the Finance Ministry, not the Chief RabbisDavid Lev, 1/13/2014, 7:39 PM

MK Chetboun Demands Lapid Apologize for Attacking Chief Rabbis

MK Yoni Chetboun slammed Finance Minister, who wants the rabbis sacked over a statement against women in the military.David Lev, 1/12/2014, 6:04 PM

Lapid: Kerry's Plan Will Give Israel, PA a 'Fair Divorce'

Israel can and should move forward with a final-status agreement with the Palestinian Authority, Finance Minister Yair Lapid says.David Lev, 1/6/2014, 3:45 PM

Lapid: Halt New Raises for Ministers and MKs

Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid on Monday called on the Knesset to postpone scheduled pay raises for themselves and government ministersDavid Lev, 12/23/2013, 7:58 PM

Lapid: No New Income Taxes Next Year

Income tax for Israelis will not rise next year, as had been planned, Finance Minister Yair Lapid said.David Lev, 11/25/2013, 10:17 PM

Bennett: No Need for Criminal Penalties on Hareidi Refuseniks

Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid are having a disagreement on how to deal with hareidim who refuse to serve in the IDFDavid Lev, 11/24/2013, 9:36 PM

Lapid: Work Needed to Weaken Shekel, Fix Bureaucracy

Yair Lapid feels the pain of Israeli exporters, businesspeople, and workers, he told the Manufacturers' Association.David Lev, 11/21/2013, 3:35 PM

Bennett: Israel An 'Economic Light to the Nations'

If we can't agree on politics, we can agree that 'Israel is a light in the global economic storm,' said Economics Minister Naftali BennettDavid Lev, 11/7/2013, 12:46 PM

Lapid: Cuts to Foreign Yeshiva Students Still Stand

Finance Minister: Until the criteria for forming an educational plan for yeshivot has been approved, no money will be allotted.Tova Dvorin , 10/29/2013, 7:20 PM

Bennett: Students Should Learn Technology, Not Law

The government is investing large sums of money to expand technology education programsDavid Lev, 10/27/2013, 3:35 PM

Finally: Promised NIS 65 Million to be Distributed to Yeshivas

A long awaited funding round of NIS 65 million for yeshivas in Israel will finally be distributed on Tuesday, Arutz Sheva has learnedDavid Lev, 9/30/2013, 6:59 PM

Lapid: Building Announcement a 'Double Mistake'

Finance Minister Lapid ignores government population data showing that Israelis are flocking to Judea and Samaria.David Lev, 8/11/2013, 3:32 PM

MK Maklev: Netanyahu Caved to Lapid Ultimatum on Terror Release

Yair Lapid demanded that Binyamin Netanyahu cut funding for yeshivas in exchange for support on freeing terrorists, said MK Uri MaklevDavid Lev, 7/29/2013, 6:21 PM

Lapid: The Public is 'Lucky' to Have Me

Finance Minister Yair Lapid called Shas leader Aryeh Deri “a liar” in an interview Thursday.David Lev, 5/16/2013, 12:29 PM

Poll: Bayit Yehudi, Yesh Atid Voters Happiest With Results

57% of Israeli Jews said they were “satisfied” with the results of the election, a poll showed, while 6.2% were “very satisfied.”David Lev, 2/17/2013, 4:39 PM

Israel Without Real Winners - Back To Square One

Where will the new governing coalition, when formed, start from? and where can it go?MP Fiamma Nirenstein, 1/28/2013, 2:53 PM

Lapid Sinks, Nationalists Rise in Latest Pre-Election Poll

Nationalist parties would win three more seats in the Knesset, while Lapid’s strength would sink, if elections were held today. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/19/2012, 8:04 AM

Security Agents to Probe Death Threat on Netanyahu

A death threat to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was posted on his official Facebook page, and security officials are investigating. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/17/2012, 10:15 AM

Top Journalist Says Lapid 'Dangerous as Politician'

Deputy Editor of Maariv says Yair Lapid has no known positions on public issues.Gil Ronen, 1/10/2012, 11:42 AM

Rumors: Lapid will Woo Amsallem

Will secularist politician find common ground with maverick hareidi MK?Gil Ronen, 1/10/2012, 9:27 AM

Leftist Lapid May Be Nationalists’ Best Friend

The entry of leftist Lapid into politics may be great news for nationalists. Polls show he simply will split the opposition. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 1/9/2012, 1:41 PM

Bennett-Lapid: Genius Tactic or Gross Irresponsibility?

The pact between the parties could be a brilliant move heralding a Zionist revolution – or a colossal blunder. Gil Ronen, A7 Staff, 2/25/2013, 2:45 PM