Netanyahu: I prefer the haredim to Lapid and Gantz

PM Netanyahu says he would have preferred to have the haredi parties in his government in 2013, but Bennett forced him to sit with Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2019, 11:01 PM

Lapid: Giving up rotation won't change number of seats

Ignoring poll, Blue and White leader vows not to give up rotation for premiership.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2019, 10:07 AM

Lapid: Netanyahu is lying, I'm against the nuclear deal

Blue and White leader blasts Netanyahu: He takes a quarter of a word that someone said and turns it into one big lie.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/6/2019, 1:15 AM

Likud demands pollsters also examine Lapid suitability for PM

Likud lawyer claims in letter to media and polling institutes that method of PM suitability surveys mislead the electorate.Mordechai Sones, 4/1/2019, 4:47 PM

Netanyahu to sue Blue and White leaders for libel

PN Netanyahu says he will sue leaders of Blue and White party for libel. Lapid: Go ahead. Sue me.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 3/22/2019, 11:14 PM

Poll: Right leads Left 65 to 55

New survey shows Right-Religious bloc taking 10-seat lead over Left-Arab bloc, even as Blue and White maintains lead over the Likud.David Rosenberg, 3/22/2019, 11:04 AM

'Gantz, what does Iran know you are hiding from us?'

PM accuses Blue and White party leaders of 'panicking' over Iran's hacking of Benny Gantz's cell phone. 'What are you hidingGary Willig, 3/20/2019, 3:46 PM

'Gantz and Lapid will expel thousands of Jews from their homes'

Netanyahu blasts Blue and White party during visit to ancient Shilo, pushes back on allegations he received millions in kickbacks.Ido Ben Porat, 3/19/2019, 2:08 PM

Lapid on Gantz phone hacking: Not a big deal

Lapid on Iranians breaking into Gantz's mobile phone: The solution is to make sure there's nothing security-related on your phone.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/18/2019, 5:37 AM

'If you vote for Gantz, you'll get Lapid as PM'

Netanyahu says center-right voters will return to the Likud once they realize what Gantz and Lapid really stand for.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2019, 2:26 PM

Haredi minister: I won't sit with Lapid

Dep. Health Minister Litzman says he won't sit in coalition with MK Yair Lapid, regardless of who the PM is.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2019, 12:17 PM

Gantz and Lapid: We won't give back the Golan

Four heads of the Blue and White party visit Golan Heights, promise to double the size of Jewish settlement in the area.Hezki Baruch, 3/5/2019, 4:46 AM

Lapid: When we win, we'll form unity government with Likud

Blue and White's Yair Lapid predicts Netanyahu will leave Likud after being defeated in election, paving way for unity government.David Rosenberg, 2/25/2019, 12:29 PM

'We won't join coalition with Lapid - absolutely no way'

'We're backing Bibi.' Senior haredi lawmakers rule out joining coalition led by Blue and White party of Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2019, 8:21 PM

Poll: Gantz-Lapid 35, Likud 32

Latest poll released following merger of Yesh Atid, Israel Resilience shows Likud closing gap with left-wing joint list. Jewish Home at 6.David Rosenberg, 2/21/2019, 10:58 PM

Shaked on Gantz-Lapid union: 'A mess of a party'

Justice Minister slams 'party of generals without women' after merger of Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2019, 9:45 PM

Gantz: A seminal evening in Israeli history

'Blue and White' leader Benny Gantz says he will be Israel's 13th prime minister.Yoni Kempinski, 2/21/2019, 9:05 PM

Lapid-Gantz-Ya'alon list: 'Blue and White'

Agreement between party leaders stipulates Gantz will take premiership first, with Lapid replacing him 2.5 years later.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/21/2019, 2:46 PM

Gantz and Lapid to run together

Israel Resilience and Yesh Atid agree on joint Knesset run. Former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi joining as well.Elad Benari, 2/21/2019, 6:03 AM

Gantz makes final push for left-wing union

Israel Resilience chief to meets with Yair Lapid, reportedly willing to consider rotational arrangement for premiership if left wins.David Rosenberg, 2/20/2019, 2:04 PM

Lapid: Merger with Gantz still possible

Yesh Atid leader says joint run with Benny Gantz depends on Gantz's answers to policy questions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2019, 9:28 PM

Aliza Lavie leaves Yesh Atid

MKs Aliza Lavie, Haim Jelin, leave Yesh Atid party after being told they won't receive realistic spot on the list.Hezki Baruch, 2/15/2019, 1:01 PM

Litzman: I will not be a part of a Gantz-Lapid government

Deputy Health Minister makes clear he will not sit in a coalition with the former chief of staff and Yesh Atid chairman.Chaim Lev, 2/12/2019, 2:09 AM

'No difference between Gantz and Lapid - they're both leftists'

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan warns that divisions among right-wing parties could enable formation of left-wing government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/11/2019, 1:30 PM

'If Netanyahu doesn't win this election, he'll go to jail'

Lapid claims PM framing election as referendum on corruption charges. 'PM will nix probes if he wins - will end up in jail if he loses.'David Rosenberg, 2/4/2019, 7:54 PM

Poll: Gantz or Lapid to lead left?

TV poll asks the public who they prefer to see at the head of the leftist bloc.Elad Benari, 2/3/2019, 3:11 AM

Will Lapid and Gantz run together?

Yesh Atid lawmaker doesn't rule out the possibility that Gantz and Lapid will run together with the former Chief of Staff at the helm.Tzvi Lev, 1/31/2019, 8:50 PM

Lapid: No chance of alliance with Livni

Following meetings between Lapid and Tzipi Livni, Yesh Atid chief rejects joint run with Hatnuah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2019, 10:27 AM

Report: Center-left alliance torpedoed over haredi opposition

As Yair Lapid looks to form center-left coalition to oust Netanyahu, ex-IDF chief of staff reportedly rejects offer over haredi opposition.David Rosenberg, 1/13/2019, 10:24 PM

Lapid and Livni to form alliance?

Yesh Atid, Hatnuah reportedly in talks to form joint ticket for 2019 elections.David Rosenberg, 1/13/2019, 5:32 PM

Lapid: I won't be in Netanyahu's government if he's indicted

Yesh Atid chairman makes clear he will not sit in a government headed by Netanyahu if the Attorney General decides to indict him.Elad Benari, 1/13/2019, 3:55 AM

Lapid: Netanyahu collapsing under the pressure

Lapid launches election campaign, blasts PM Netanyahu following his statement on his investigations.Hezki Baruch, 1/9/2019, 1:07 AM

Lapid: Netanyahu pushing responsibility onto IDF officers

Yesh Atid leader blasts Netanyahu for putting his military secretary at fault for Amona evacuation on Thursday.Tzvi Lev, 1/4/2019, 11:44 AM

Reactions pour in after Bennett's shock departure

'Extremists remain extremists.' Furious reactions pour in after Bennett and Shaked leave the Jewish Home party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2018, 9:12 PM

'Yair Lapid will be the next prime minister'

MK Penina Tamanu-Shata: Netanyahu surrendered to terror, we lost our deterrence, the government works for itself and not for the public.Hezki Baruch, 12/27/2018, 6:24 AM

'Haredi Draft Law' in jeopardy as Yesh Atid vows to vote against

Former Finance Minister Yair Lapid blasts draft bill he previously backed, as court-imposed deadline nears.Hezki Baruch, 12/24/2018, 2:14 PM

US Senator leads push for int'l Golan recognition

Republican Senator Tom Cotton leads Senate proposal of international recognition of Israeli Golan Heights.Mordechai Sones, 12/18/2018, 6:49 PM

Lapid and former Chief of Staff hold 'political meeting'

Yesh Atid meets with Benny Gantz for what was described as a "political meeting" ahead of the elections.Elad Benari, 12/12/2018, 1:07 AM

Yair Lapid: Northern action justified; forfeiture in south

Yesh Atid Chairman supports operation against northern border attack tunnels, but protests 'abandonment of south residents before Hamas'.Mordechai Sones, 12/4/2018, 7:45 PM

'Netanyahu again caved to the haredim'

Opposition livid after State asks Supreme Court to postpone expiration date of Draft Law.Hezki Baruch, 11/28/2018, 6:37 AM

Lapid to Netanyahu: No shady deals

Yesh Atid leader calls on PM to pass Draft Law in its current form.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2018, 3:29 PM

Did Lapid try to hide meetings with powerful news mogul?

Yair Lapid held secret meetings with shadowy news mogul. A new expose now adds that he destroyed any mention of them from his diary. Why?Tzvi Lev, 11/24/2018, 9:40 PM

Lapid and Netanyahu battle each other on Facebook

Netanyahu wants Lapid probed for meeting with shadowy newspaper publisher. Lapid slams Netanyahu's 'crooked priorities'.Tzvi Lev, 11/23/2018, 9:28 AM

Lapid regularly met with shadowy newspaper publisher

Report says Yesh Atid leader peridocally met with Yediot Aharonot publisher Arnon 'Noni' Mozes yet didn't report it in his daily planner.Tzvi Lev, 11/17/2018, 6:36 PM

Netanyahu: There is no majority for the Surrogacy Law

In a special session of the Knesset Netanyahu explained to the Opposition that he supports the law but it lacks the majority needed to pass.Hezki Baruch- Ezra Sanders, 10/31/2018, 8:29 PM

Lapid: Haredim are afraid

Yesh Atid leader says government must pass Draft Law 'and cannot change even one word' of the bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2018, 3:42 PM

Lapid rips 'abominable' criticism of journalist's mixed marriage

Yesh Atid chief says he opposes assimilation, but blasts critics of Israeli Arab journalist's marriage to Jewish actor.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2018, 4:03 PM

Israel thanks Nikki Haley

PM Netanyahu, Israeli leaders thank outgoing US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley for her support. 'We will never forget you.'Gary Willig, 10/9/2018, 7:52 PM

'I don't trust the Palestinians'

Yesh Atid chairman presents the diplomatic principles of his party.Hezki Baruch, 10/9/2018, 3:36 AM

Lapid vows to take 'heavy hand' against haredi protesters

Ex-Finance Minister Yair Lapid says if elected PM, he will use a 'heavy hand' against haredi protesters.David Rosenberg, 9/23/2018, 4:05 PM

Israel's feistiest attorney answers 'fanatic extreme leftist'

Yoram Sheftel responds to Avi Benayahu who claimed Elor Azaria fell victim to politics; calls Ayelet Shaked 'best minister in government'.Eliran Aharon, 9/5/2018, 3:00 PM

Lapid: I never spoke out against government while abroad

Yesh Atid Chairman Lapid says US Pres. Trump's actions have been a 'blessing,' Israel can't afford to ignore 'majority' of American Jews.Hezki Baruch, Yoni Kempinski, 9/3/2018, 1:41 PM

MK Yair Lapid pens letter to Lana Del Rey

Read MK Yair Lapid's open letter to pop star following her cancellation of scheduled Israel performance.Yair Lapid, 9/3/2018, 1:32 PM

Lapid: Changes to Draft Law 'treasonous'

Yesh Atid leader says Defense Minister Liberman cannot face the public if he agrees to reported haredi changes to Draft Law.Gary Willig, 8/30/2018, 7:43 PM

'Mass suicide by Yesh Atid'

Political commentator Amit Segal: Parties in Netanyahu's bloc are anorexic and may die.Mordechai Sones, 8/28/2018, 7:24 PM

Lapid to Netanyahu: 'Don't give in to haredim on draft law'

"This law must be passed in its letter and in its language,” said Yair Lapid, Chairman of the secular Yesh Atid party.Jonathan Benedek, 8/13/2018, 10:06 AM

'Sderot children are in bomb shelters and terrorists are in bed'

MK Lapid visits Sderot, says it's 'inconceivable' that Hamas leaders sleep in their beds while Israeli children sit awake in bomb shelters.Hezki Baruch, 8/9/2018, 12:15 PM