'Dictator' Lapid secretly cancels elections for party leadership

Lapid revealed to have covertly broken promises to hold primaries and elections for Yesh Atid chair, quietly postponing to next Knesset.Ari Yashar, 2/11/2016, 9:50 PM

Lapid wants to 'build like crazy in Judea and Samaria blocs'

Yair Lapid sounds a distinctly right-wing tone at Arutz Sheva conference, says he opposes separation of religion and state.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2016, 1:21 PM

Kulanu will not join with any other party in the next election

Finance Minister Kahlon tells Israeli TV that his party will run by itself in the next election.Raphael Poch, 2/6/2016, 10:05 PM

Poll: Kahlon plunges as Lapid regains power

In battle of the center, Yesh Atid appears primed to become major Knesset power after next elections; Likud holds strong with 30 mandates.Ben Shaul, 1/28/2016, 1:56 PM

Lapid accuses Hevron eviction critics of 'divisiveness'

Yesh Atid chair defends Moshe Ya'alon against right-wing MKs threatening to bring down gov't over eviction of 200 Jews.Hezki Baruch, 1/25/2016, 3:49 PM

Lapid: 'Tu B'Shevat is the holiday of my nation'

At Yesh Atid's annual celebration, Yair Lapid quotes Isaiah, explains his party is still 'a sapling.'Hezki Baruch, 1/20/2016, 2:33 PM

Lapid outlines his battle against EU labeling ruling

At Ma'aleh Adumim business conference, Lapid outlines how he is working to counter EU labeling of 'settlement produce.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2016, 2:13 PM

Yesh Atid releases anti-BDS booklet

Yair Lapid distributes booklets to travelers at Ben-Gurion airport. 'Every citizen can be an ambassador.'Tova Dvorin, 12/15/2015, 11:56 AM

Report: Netanyahu offered Yesh Atid to join coalition

United Torah Judaism livid over offer, views Lapid joining as 'red line.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2015, 3:15 PM

Lapid claims: We were offered Jewish Home's portfolios

Jewish Home officials accuse Netanyahu of betraying voters on the right, after Lapid claims he was offered ministries held by Jewish Home.Hezki Baruch, 11/1/2015, 1:45 AM

Watch: Lapid takes British media to task for 'justifying' terror

Yesh Atid party leader says current wave of terror driven by religion-fueled hatred of Jews, not 'national conflict.'Ari Soffer, 10/22/2015, 12:23 PM

Left Outraged Over Motion Favoring Judea and Samaria Products

Leftist MKs react with anger over proposed motion that companies from Judea and Samaria will be prioritized in Knesset tenders.Ido Ben Porat, 10/20/2015, 6:55 AM

Hypocrisy? Lapid Decries 'Populist Criticism'

At faction meeting at stabbing site, Yesh Atid head condemns criticism, after sounding numerous criticisms of his own in recent weeks.Ari Yashar, 10/12/2015, 12:46 PM

Marzel: Elazar Stern is a 'Danger' to Israel

Returning MK with controversial past 'damaged Israel and cannot be regarded as religious,' asserts right-wing activist Baruch Marzel.Benny Toker, 9/3/2015, 12:45 PM

Liberman: Elections Will 'Definitely' Take Place in 2016

After Yair Lapid, second wannabe prime minister expresses confidence that the Netanyahu government would soon fall.Moshe Cohen, 8/30/2015, 8:17 PM

Litzman Appointed 'Official' Health Minister

Yaakov Litzman will officially take the position of Health Minister – a job he has been doing for the past several years as deputy minister.Moshe Cohen, 8/27/2015, 2:50 PM

Supreme Court Ruling Places Haredi MKs in a Bind

Court accepts petition against practice of appointing haredi MKs as 'deputy ministers acting as ministers' for ideological reasons.Hezki Baruch, 8/23/2015, 6:49 PM

Case Closed Against Ex-IDF Chief, Will He Join Politics?

Former MK Elazar Stern expresses hope that former IDf Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi's next step will be to join Yesh Atid.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 8/13/2015, 10:05 AM

Yesh Atid Takes on Netanyahu in High Court

Yesh Atid argues Basic Law: The Government renders PM's control of Foreign, Health and Communications Ministries illegal.Cynthia Blank, 7/12/2015, 1:03 PM

Will Shas Turn Back the Clock on Rabbinate Reforms?

Conversion law may be overturned and Religious Affairs Ministry to take control of rabbinical courts, should Shas reforms pass.Cynthia Blank, 7/5/2015, 10:26 AM

Yesh Atid No-Confidence Vote Over Foreign Ministry Fiasco

Second no-confidence vote against the current government over the division of the Foreign Ministry responsibilities among 6 ministers.Hezki Baruch, 5/31/2015, 1:24 PM

Lapid Reveals Netanyahu Offered Him Foreign Ministry

Yesh Atid head confirms surprising reports given his 'putsch' attempt against PM that led to elections, vows to be next prime minister.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 5/30/2015, 9:38 PM

Report: Netanyahu Offered Lapid the Foreign Ministry

Unnamed sources tell Channel 2 that PM Netanyahu offered Yair Lapid to join his coalition and become Foreign Minister.Elad Benari, 5/29/2015, 3:15 AM

Lapid Issues No-Confidence Motion in New Government

Claiming new gov't has failed to truly commit to fighting poverty, Yesh Atid raises no-confidence motion days after gov't's formation.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/18/2015, 3:01 PM

Litzman: Anyone Can Join the Coalition - Except Lapid

United Torah Judaism MK welcomes expansion of government to more than 61 MKs, unless it's Yesh Atid that joins.Haim Lev and Elad Benari, 5/13/2015, 4:13 AM

Supreme Court Rejects Yesh Atid Petition

Justice Daphne Barak-Erez rejects petition on grounds of Knesset, Attorney General response.Shlomo Pitrikovksy, 5/11/2015, 10:41 AM

Knesset, A-G Call to Reject Yesh Atid Petition

Formal response to Yesh Atid bid to block Cabinet expansion notes that the party has objected prematurely, involves High Court needlessly.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 5/11/2015, 9:26 AM

Government Given 12 Hours to Respond to Yesh Atid Appeal

Supreme Court orders government and Attorney General to respond to appeal against expansion of cabinet by 8:00 Monday.Shlomo Pitrikovsky and Elad Benari, 5/11/2015, 1:14 AM

Lapid Files Court Motion to Block Government Expansion

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is planning to increase the number of ministers in his government – if the High Court lets him.Moshe Cohen, 5/10/2015, 9:41 PM

Shas Coalition Deal Includes Synagogues, Haredi Housing

Shas has succeeded in 'rolling back the clock' on many of the 'edicts' from the previous government, its coalition agreement shows.Moshe Cohen, 5/10/2015, 7:32 PM

'Netanyahu is Spitting in the Face of the Israeli Public'

Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah fires at Netanyahu's bid to extend number of ministers, claims it is not lawful.Tova Dvorin, 5/10/2015, 9:01 AM

Lapid: Zionist Union Would Make the Haredim the Same Offer

Yesh Atid chairman blasts the Zionist Union for failing to criticize the make-up of Netanyahu's new coalition.Elad Benari, 5/10/2015, 5:42 AM

Lapid Livid Over Enlarging of Cabinet, Threatens Legal Action

Likud announces Knesset vote on enlarging the cabinet from 18 ministries to 20, evoking threats from Yesh Atid.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/8/2015, 8:30 PM

Herzog: This is a 'Government of National Failure'

Zionist Union, Yesh Atid denounce Netanyahu's new coalition, promise to fight it.Elad Benari, 5/7/2015, 3:16 AM

Lapid: Netanyahu is Using Our Tax Money for Political Payoffs

Continuing rant against Likud's coalition deal with UTJ at Yesh Atid's faction meeting, Lapid stresses party will fight Bibi's 'bribes.'Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 5/4/2015, 4:38 PM

Yesh Atid Protests UTJ Coalition Agreement as a 'Sellout'

MKs and activists demonstrate in Tel Aviv against coalition deal which 'sells out' the nationalist camp and the State, they claim.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/1/2015, 12:34 PM

Lapid: Bibi 'Selling Out Israel' to Haredim

Yesh Atid head slams Likud's 'moral bankruptcy' for canceling criminal sanctions against draft refusers, restoring child stipends.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 4/29/2015, 12:35 PM

MK Brings Rocket to His Office 'To Remind Me Where I Come From'

Freshman Yesh Atid MK Chaim Yellin selects unusual choice for office ornament 'so I don't forget where I come from and who I represent.'Ari Soffer, 3/31/2015, 3:53 PM

Catfight Over Knesset Law Likely to be Canceled

MKs Yael German (Yesh Atid) and Gila Gamliel (Likud) go head to head on repercussions of haredi draft law likely to be repealed.Cynthia Blank, 3/30/2015, 7:52 PM

Report: Former Minister Yaakov Perry to Resign from Knesset

Perry allegedly to resign over Yesh Atid's place in the Opposition, allowing Elazar Stern to step in.Tova Dvorin, 3/23/2015, 4:18 PM

Lapid to Netanyahu: Choose Anyone But Deri as Minister

Former Finance Minister begs Netanyahu not to choose Deri for Interior Minister, cites Shas chairman's jail stint for corruption.Benny Moshe, 3/21/2015, 9:35 PM

Yesh Atid Sees Haredi Rollback on Policies

Spokesman Yair Zavid says what Shas and UTJ want would cripple Haredi sector.Gedalyah Reback, 3/18/2015, 3:31 PM

Lapid: We're Here to Stay

In post-election speech, Yesh Atid chairman says his party is here to stay after achieving double-digit figures in seats.Ben Ariel, 3/18/2015, 5:44 AM

MK Litzman: We Will Undo the 'Damage' Lapid Did

Haredi parties hope to have a greater influence on the next government than they had on the previous ones, UTJ and Shas MKs said.Moshe Cohen, 3/17/2015, 12:27 PM

Lapid Warns Against Herzog-Haredi Alliance

Lapid slams 'corrupt political interest groups' behind haredi parties, claims only a strong Yesh Atid can prevent Herzog-haredi government.Tova Dvorin, 3/17/2015, 11:32 AM

'We Are Here to Fight for the State of Israel'

Centrist politicians Lapid and Kahlon come out to vote Tuesday, with Lapid focusing on Israel's future and Kahlon on his political past.Cynthia Blank, 3/17/2015, 11:03 AM

Labor Candidates Tell Constituents Not to Vote for Lapid

Eldad Yaniv and Shelly Yechimovich take to Facebook to convince on the fence voters not to pick Yesh Atid, and ensure Herzog takes power.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 3/16/2015, 9:12 PM

Herzog Points to 'Clash' with Yesh Atid

Labor head says votes for Lapid help Netanyahu, denies rotation with Livni damages party, says 'serious effort' needed to beat Likud.Ari Yashar, 3/16/2015, 9:56 AM

Litzman: UTJ Not Necessarily Committed to Right-Wing Government

MK Yaakov Litzman claims United Torah Judaism would join government led by Herzog, and will sit with any party - except Yesh Atid.Shimon Cohen, Cynthia Blank, 3/15/2015, 8:35 AM

A 'Centrist' Prime Minister? Probably Not in 2015

Expert says left-right dichotomy in Israel is exaggerated, but there is not enough of a 'gravity center' to form a centrist bloc.Gedalyah Reback, 3/12/2015, 7:10 PM

Yesh Atid Attacks: Kahlon Did Nothing as Welfare Minister

Battle for center continues as Yesh Atid and Kulanu candidates attack each other's chairmen for doing 'nothing' in ministerial posts.Yedida Ben Or, Cynthia Blank, 3/12/2015, 1:38 PM

Haredi MK Mozes: Anybody But Lapid

United Torah Judaism MK says his party could join coalition with Jewish Home - Yesh Atid, however, was out of the question.Moshe Cohen, 3/11/2015, 6:23 PM

Yesh Atid Urge Police Probe After Lapid Portrayed as Nazi

Party's legal adviser calls for criminal investigation, after unknown person disseminates violently offensive posters.Ari Soffer, 3/10/2015, 7:44 PM

Poll Gives Labor 3 Mandate Edge; Yesh Atid, Kulanu Back Herzog

Labor 24, Likud 21 as Yesh Atid surges to 14. Majority of Yesh Atid and Kulanu voters want Herzog as prime minitser.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2015, 4:01 PM

Report: Lihi Lapid's Requests Got Preferential Treatment

Channel Ten reveals personal requests from Lihi Lapid to Yesh Atid offices were attended to before other general requests from the public.Cynthia Blank, 3/9/2015, 10:49 PM

Kahlon Denies Rumors of Deal With Liberman, Lapid

Moshe Kahlon denies rumors of plans for a post-election negotiation bloc with Yesh Atid, Yisrael Beytenu, or any other party.Moshe Cohen, 3/8/2015, 5:19 PM

Lapid: We Won't Let Democracy be 'Steered' by Extremists

Yesh Atid leader tells terrorists they're 'mere mortals' at campaign rally in Tel Aviv; pledges to uphold 'democracy' against Right.Orly Harari, 3/6/2015, 1:42 PM