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Lapid: IDF Chief Rabbi must support female draft

Yesh Atid head calls on new IDF Chief Rabbi Eyal Karim to publicly support drafting women, following reports of his previous stance.Ido Ben-Porat, 7/12/2016, 10:26 AM

Lapid apologizes to Haaretz, Breaking the Silence

Lapid apologizes for attacking relationship between Haaretz editor, Breaking the Silence leader, yet insists on criticism of both bodies.Hezki Baruch, 7/9/2016, 8:56 PM

Lapid blasts appointment of Haaretz English editor

Yesh Atid chairman criticizes appointment of Noa Landau as Haaretz English editor due to her ties to Breaking the Silence.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 7/8/2016, 8:24 PM

Lapid rips UNRWA 'insanity'

Yesh Atid chief rejects UNRWA criticism over demolitions of terrorist homes, slams UNRWA incitement. 'Why do you erase Israel on your maps?'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/5/2016, 7:49 PM

Lapid denies he's giving up on drafting haredim

Yesh Atid head confronted after saying the haredi draft won't be on table for next gov. Says it's because he thinks Court will decide first.Hezki Baruch, 7/5/2016, 1:13 PM

Lapid drawing closer to haredim?

Yair Lapid expresses willingness to accept new, defanged version of haredi draft law, in shift from previous hard-line position.Shai Landesman, 7/4/2016, 9:59 PM

UK Labour Party apologizes for Corbyn's remark

Labour Party foreign policy adviser offers apology to Israeli ambassador after party compares Israel, ISIS.Matt Wanderman, 7/3/2016, 5:23 PM

Lapid blasts Corbyn for comparing Israel to ISIS

Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid calls for Labor party to end ties with British namesake until 'anti-Semitic' Jeremy Corbyn is replaced.Shai Landesman, 6/30/2016, 4:26 PM

'I'll strengthen Jewish identity in Diaspora'

Education, Diaspora Ministries aid Jewish study programs abroad.Orli Harari, 6/27/2016, 8:41 PM

Lapid: Temple’s ruin is temporary

Chairman of secularist Yesh Atid visited Ir David and was moved by what he saw.Ido Ben Porat, 6/27/2016, 8:36 PM

Lapid: Left is making its classic mistake

Yesh Atid head claims he warned Bibi of outside interference years ago, attacks Herzog for naive approach to negotiating.Hezki Baruch, 6/20/2016, 3:46 PM

Lapid calls on govt to deport terrorists' families

Yesh Atid chief says 'in the face of evil terror there is no coalition and opposition,' urges gov't to adopt expulsion bill he co-sponsored.Ari Soffer, 6/9/2016, 12:03 PM

Seglovich: We could have put Liberman on trial

Yoav Seglovich, former police deputy commissioner now in Yesh Atid, speaks his mind on Liberman,Hezki Baruch, 6/4/2016, 10:17 PM

Return of the alliance? Lapid backs Bennett

Lapid throws his weight behind erstwhile ally's ultimatum on military secretaries for Cabinet members.Hezki Baruch, 5/27/2016, 10:19 AM

Housing prices continue to rise

Report reveals failures of Moshe Kahlon and Yair Lapid to lower housing costs.David Rosenberg, 5/23/2016, 10:11 PM

Lapid: Netanyahu offered me to join the government

Yesh Atid head slams Labor for unity talks, saying 'the left is no better than the right'; reveals he turned down an offer from Netanyahu.Hezki Baruch, 5/23/2016, 4:23 PM

Lapid: Israel should sign MoU with Washington now

Yesh Atid chairman urges the government not to wait until after Obama leaves office to sign agreement on defense aid.Hezki Baruch, 5/19/2016, 3:46 AM

Lapid: I'm working very hard to be the next PM

Yesh Atid party chairman fumes that current government is disconnected from the public.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/16/2016, 7:15 PM

MKs back Netanyahu in confrontation with Ya'alon

MK Michael Oren calls to preserve the separation between the IDF and the government. Leftist MKs express support for Defense Minister.Ben Ariel, 5/16/2016, 5:44 AM

Lapid: Haaretz called to murder IDF soldiers

Yesh Atid head condemns paper for 'spreading around the world' an article slandering soldiers as indiscriminate murderers of Arab kidsShimon Cohen, 4/22/2016, 9:25 AM

'UNESCO Temple Mount decision will see bloodshed'

UNESCO deletes connection between Western Wall, Temple Mount and Jews; Yair Lapid: decision extends terror wave.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/16/2016, 9:22 PM

Lapid: Ha'aretz newspaper completely 'lost it'

Yesh Atid chairman ridicules left-wing Israeli paper after it publishes 'monstrous' article against IDF soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2016, 5:07 PM

Lapid: Sanders 'quoted Hamas without checking'

Yesh Atid chairman pens fierce op-ed against Bernie Sanders, says US 'should be worried' about lack of fact-checking.Tova Dvorin, 4/8/2016, 2:01 PM

Is Israel 'pushing away' non-Orthodox Jews?

WATCH: Yair Lapid recently attacked MKs who criticize Reform Jews, says they're destroying Israel's relationship with Diaspora Jewry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/29/2016, 10:21 PM

MKs furious over 'Breaking the Silence' report

MKs demand investigation after TV report says leftist group may have gathered sensitive information.Ben Ariel, 3/18/2016, 4:16 AM

Israel’s “right-wing” government

Is Israel's government right-wing or is it not? A look at facts on the ground. Ted Belman, 3/14/2016, 10:56 AM

Gov, opposition support building in Ma'ale Adumim

Land of Israel Lobby holds special Knesset meeting on building freeze in Ma'ale Adumim. All agree that Bibi must allow building.Hezki Baruch, 3/7/2016, 2:51 PM

New initiative to topple Netanyahu from power

Heads of center-right parties are planning a coup, by which they will force Likud to demote Netanyahu if it wants to retain rule.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2016, 11:15 AM

Netanyahu: Lieberman is a 'blabbering' leftist

PM mocks "emergency meeting" between MKs Lieberman and Lapid on foreign policy.David Rosenberg, 2/29/2016, 6:43 PM

London mayor tells Lapid he'll remove incitement

Yesh Atid chief blasts Israeli government for inaction on anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic propaganda campaign.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/22/2016, 4:01 PM

Lapid secretly cancels elections for 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 would 'build like crazy in 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

Where to, Naftali Bennett?

The Jewish Home-National Union party is at a crossroads.Former MK Yaakov Katz, 2/7/2016, 8:10 AM

PM vows to pass NGO Transparency Law

Netanyahu questions criticism from those who 'usually support transparency'; Shaked blasts charge law is 'undemocratic' as 'irresponsible.'Cynthia Blank, 2/1/2016, 7:41 PM

Lapid predicts gov't will fall by end of the year

Yesh Atid Chairman criticizes government for 'abandoning the political arena,' especially in regards to French ultimatum.Shoshana Miskin, 2/1/2016, 12:51 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

Israeli politicians blast UN chief's remarks

"Terrorism in Paris and Otniel is the same," says Hotovely in response to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.Ben Ariel, 1/27/2016, 4:13 AM

Watch: Lapid vows to take control and make 'peace'

Yesh Atid head tells journalists he will run for PM in next elections, and 'separate from the Palestinians' by giving them a state.Yoni Kempinski, 1/25/2016, 6:49 PM

Lapid accuses 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

'Europe encourages Palestinians to incite to kill'

Diplomatic officials respond angrily to EU decision that agreements won't apply to Judea, Samaria.Nitsan Keidar, 1/19/2016, 7:37 AM

Outrage in Israel over EU's resolution

Officials in Israel warn the EU is helping out the PA's anti-Israel efforts with its latest resolution on Judea and Samaria.Nitsan Keidar, 1/19/2016, 12:12 AM

Lapid asks Mogherini to take action against BDS

Yesh Atid chairman meets EU foreign policy chief, tells her that Europe must speak out against boycotts of Israel.Hezki Baruch, 1/14/2016, 5:12 AM

'A convict has no business being minister'

Knesset approves Deri as Interior Minister after fiery debate, in which Lapid attacked his previous abuses in the same position.Cynthia Blank, 1/11/2016, 8:58 PM

Yachimovich perturbed by phrase 'May God avenge'

MK Shelly Yachimovich urges Twitter followers to castigate centrist, leftist politicians for using the traditional phraseHezki Baruch, 1/5/2016, 9:30 AM

Lapid outlines his battle against EU labeling

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

'Breaking the Silence has crossed into sabotage'

Yair Lapid and 600 IDF reservists join forces in fight against extremist anti-Israel NGO 'Breaking the Silence'.Yoni Kempinski, 12/20/2015, 10:42 AM

Lapid blames Herzog for Knesset pandemonium

Yesh Atid chairman attacks: 'Instead of demanding government do its job, we are letting it drag us out into a schoolyard fistfight.'Cynthia Blank, 12/17/2015, 1:25 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

Lapid: Israel will defeat terror wave, needs plan

In Huffington Post essay, Yair Lapid asserts time has come to 'separate' from the Palestinians 'as quickly and decisively' as possible.Cynthia Blank, 12/6/2015, 2:00 PM

Lapid: We can't absorb 3.5 million Palestinians

Yesh Atid head presents plan 'to allow us to remove the Palestinians from our lives.'Ido Ben-Porat, 12/5/2015, 6:55 PM

Lapid: Demolish homes of Abu Khder's killers

Israel should demolish the homes of Jewish terrorists, said Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid.Yaakov Levi, 11/30/2015, 8:13 PM

Lapid lashes out at 'Mr. Security' Netanyahu

Netanyahu 'doesn't know how to deal with girls as young as 14 attacking people with scissors,' Lapid fires.Tova Dvorin, 11/25/2015, 12:10 PM

Lapid blasts 'patronizing EU hypocrisy' on CNN

Lapid takes CNN interviewer to task over EU decision. 'We are a sovereign country, and we will make our own decisions by ourselves.'Tova Dvorin, 11/13/2015, 12:53 PM

How much? MKs vote to raise their own salaries

MKs livid after committee shoots down suggestion to stop 'embarrassing' increases; current monthly income: over 40,000 shekels.Hezki Baruch, 11/10/2015, 4:29 PM

Expert: Netanyahu likes leftist coalition partners

Professor Avi Diskin from Hebrew U isn't surprised that Netanyahu reached out to Lapid, but predicts coalition won't change anytime soon.Benny Toker, 11/4/2015, 5:46 AM

Lapid: 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