Poll: Israelis strongly back unity government, nixing elections

Nearly two-thirds of Israelis want to cancel repeat elections, and three-quarters favoring unity government with Likud, Blue & White.David Rosenberg, 6/28/2019, 9:03 AM

Lapid: We won't sit with Netanyahu

Blue and White leader says no chance of avoiding elections, says rotation rumors due to PM Netanyahu trying to avoid blame for elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2019, 2:54 PM

Lapid: Netanyahu is an 'unstable' Prime Minister

Lapid discusses reproted efforts to cancel elections, form unity government. 'Netanyahu is terrified after Likud members got angry at him.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2019, 2:09 PM

'Yair Lapid is and always will be a leftist'

Sport and Culture Minister Miri Regev hits Blue & White MK Yair Lapid for tweeting that Israel needs to be 'state of all its citizens'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2019, 1:12 PM

Lapid praises Trump plan: 'It doesn't include annexation'

Blue and White leader Yair Lapid praises economic plan, but warns that Israel must retain freedom of action for IDF in Judea, Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2019, 9:20 PM

Yair Lapid: Israel should be a state for all of its citizens

Lapid responds on Twitter to an interview with Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich on Israel Hayom on Friday.Hezki Baruch, 6/21/2019, 2:42 PM

Ya'alon: Lapid a burden on Blue and White

Ex Defense Minister reportedly says rotation agreement between Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid scares off voters concerned about Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2019, 9:57 PM

Lapid and Barak held secret meeting

MK Yair Lapid met secretly with former PM. The two may be looking into cooperating ahead of the Knesset elections.Ben Ariel, 6/17/2019, 6:09 AM

'Lapid has to tone down anti-haredi rhetoric'

Blue & White party's strategic adviser urges Lapid to soften anti-haredi rhetoric, warns he could imperil party's chances of forming gov't.Haim Lev, 6/10/2019, 2:07 PM

Lapid: Netanyahu wants to be a dictator like Erdogan

Blue and White MK Yair Lapid compares Netanyahu to Turkey's Erdogan, accuses him of trying to become 'dictator'.David Rosenberg, 6/3/2019, 5:05 PM

Gantz and Lapid to continue rotation agreement

Gantz, Lapid, Ya'alon and Ashkenazi gather to discuss the party's preparations for the upcoming elections.Hezki Baruch, 6/3/2019, 4:41 AM

'We want to return the Torah to its foundation'

National Union chairman says he wants the justice ministry in order to return the Torah to its foundation. Lapid: We won't let that happen.Hezki Baruch, 6/3/2019, 2:11 AM

'Yair Lapid is hurting us,' Blue and White senior officials say

Blue and White is aware that Lapid's presence will prevent the haredim from joining them in a future coalition agreement in the next gov't.Sara Rubenstein, 5/31/2019, 9:16 AM

Lapid: Myth that Netanyahu gets whatever he wants collapsed

Yair Lapid accuses PM of dragging country to another election to save himself from prison. 'Make him pay - on Sept. 17 vote Blue and White.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/30/2019, 8:03 AM

Lapid: No promises I'll stay Benny Gantz's number 2

MK Yair Lapid blasts plan to head to early elections - but hints if they are held, he may not run again as 2nd on Blue and White joint list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2019, 10:03 AM

Lapid: 'Netanyahu obstacle to unity'

Blue and White co-Chair: 'Public wants national unity government; Netanyahu obstacle to unity.'Mordechai Sones, 5/27/2019, 3:52 PM

Lapid to Netanyahu: We won't allow you to be Erdogan

'There won't be a Turkish dictator here,' Yair Lapid says at a demonstration against the Immunity Law on Saturday night in Tel Aviv.Hezki Baruch, 5/26/2019, 12:23 AM

Liberman to Lapid: When I need your advice, I'll call you

MK Avigdor Liberman responds to Blue and White leader Yair Lapid's push 'not to cave' to PM Netanyahu in coalition agreements.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2019, 5:26 PM

Dichter: 'We'll finally see Lapid in Knesset'

'Yair Lapid promised to make life miserable for us; I think it's good news: We'll finally see him in Knesset," Dichter tweets.Mordechai Sones, 4/11/2019, 10:19 AM

Lapid: We will make life miserable for Likud

Blue and White co-leader vows to bring down Likud government, win election in 2020.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/10/2019, 9:35 PM

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