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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

Lapid calls to prosecute Jewish Home MK

Yesh Atid head demands MK Moti Yogev be prosecuted for comments attacking High Court Judge for halting terrorist home demolitions.Hezki Baruch, 10/26/2015, 3:52 PM

Lapid in Gush Etzion: Return security to residents

Yesh Atid chairman visits Gush Etzion to discuss tolerance on anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination.Cynthia Blank, 10/25/2015, 1:13 PM

Lapid: We won't change Temple Mount status quo

Yesh Atid chairman tells French Foreigh Minister that Israel will not allow a change in the status quo on the Temple Mount.Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/23/2015, 11:13 PM

Lapid takes BBC 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

Lapid Takes on BDS in British Media

Yesh Atid chairman 'angry' at pro-Palestinian bias, he tells foreign journalists. 'Innocent people are murdered just because they are Jews.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/21/2015, 6:05 PM

Lapid: UNESCO Bid Part of PA's Incitement

Yesh Atid chairman asks Britain’s Foreign Secretary to thwart PA initiative to pass resolution on Kotel at UNESCO.Ben Ariel, 10/21/2015, 5:13 AM

Lapid: 'Something Rotten' on the Left

Yesh Atid chairman slams leftist politicians as 'disconnected' for trying to 'justify Palestinian actions at all costs.'Netanel Katz, 10/18/2015, 2:17 PM

Lapid Blasts UNRWA Bias Following Terror Statement

Yesh Atid chairman sends letter to UN’s agency for condemning loss of Palestinian lives while ignoring Israeli victims of terror.Elad Benari, 10/15/2015, 2:14 AM

Politicians Condemn Abbas's Incitement Speech

Minister Ze'ev Elkin says PA chairman is the chief instigator of terrorism and should be treated as such.Ben Ariel, 10/15/2015, 12:12 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

'We Are Here Because Jerusalem is Ours'

Yair Lapid tours Old City of Jerusalem expressing support for security forces and gratitude to local Jewish residents.Hezki Baruch , 10/8/2015, 1:21 PM

Lapid: The Government Failed to Provide Security

Yesh Atid chairman responds to Jerusalem stabbing attack, says the government must take action.Ben Ariel, 10/4/2015, 3:47 AM

Lapid Meets Saudi Prince to Talk Peace Plans

Saudi ex-intel chief holds meeting with MK after he states support for Saudi Initiative, in a move to arrange a regional peace summit.Ari Yashar, 9/30/2015, 6:18 PM

Haredi MK: Lapid Should Go Back to Journalism

Knesset Finance Committee chairman Moshe Gafni says Yair Lapid 'isn't worth anything' in politics.Haim Lev, 9/27/2015, 11:53 AM

Senior MKs Urge Brazil to Accept Dayan Appointment

Edelstein, Herzog and Lapid reach out to Brazil's envoy to Israel after former diplomats try to stymie Dani Dayan's appointment.Cynthia Blank, 9/22/2015, 5:01 PM

Lapid: I Love Haredim, But They Don't Like Me

If anyone owes anyone an apology on Yom Kippur, it's the haredi journalists who write mean things about him, says Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid.Moshe Cohen, 9/21/2015, 5:16 PM

Lapid to Europe: Your Anti-Semitism is Showing!

MK Yair Lapid says EU boycott of Golan is so illogical that it is actually anti-Semitic.Hillel Fendel, 9/21/2015, 1:14 AM

Bennett: Lapid Has Joined the Ranks of the Left

Jewish Home Chairman chides Yesh Atid head after he adopts Saudi Initiative.Gil Ronen, 9/20/2015, 5:43 PM

Erdan: Lapid Has Gone 'Even More Left' than Herzog

Twitter battle between Erdan and Lapid sinks to mud-slinging over the latter's advocation for regional solution to conflict.Cynthia Blank, 9/20/2015, 1:31 PM

Does the EU Want Us to Hand Golan to ISIS?

Yesh Atid chairman notes the hypocrisy in marking Golan as 'occupied territory' when Syria is in the hands of Islamists.Gil Ronen, 9/10/2015, 9:16 PM

Lapid on Congress Support: It's Netanyahu's Fault

Yesh Atid chairman says all of Netanyahu's theories "crashed" after 41 Senators support Iran deal. Likud: Lapid doesn't get it.Elad Benari, 9/9/2015, 4:13 AM

'Lapid's Only Achievement is My Salary Increase'

Soon-to-be Health Minister mocks Yesh Atid chairman over appeal which resulted in Litzman's upgrade to minister.Haim Lev, 9/2/2015, 4:43 AM

Liberman: Elections in 2016 'Definite'

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

Revitalized Lapid Sees Himself Replacing Netanyahu

Sensing that he may have a chance as Prime Minister, Yair Lapid said that he didn't see the government surviving the year.Moshe Cohen, 8/30/2015, 4:03 PM

Lapid Meets Congressman Over US-Israel Ties

Yesh Atid chairman expresses solidarity with Republicans during meeting with delegation headed by Peter Roskam.Hezki Baruch, 8/19/2015, 6:28 PM

Yair Lapid Blasts 'Visionless' Netanyahu

Yesh Atid chairman calls for new leadership, in a bid to become front-runner against Netanyahu in next prime ministerial race.Cynthia Blank, 8/16/2015, 7:53 AM

Lapid Predicts 'Next Election Will Be Me vs. Bibi'

Yesh Atid Chairman predicts that he and Binyamin Netanyahu will facing each other in the next race for the prime ministership.Haim Lev, 8/13/2015, 9:35 PM

Lapid Accuses Netanyahu of Deepening Social Rifts

'Anyone who exploits a terror attack which deepens the rift between citizens is not worthy of being Prime Minister,' Lapid fires.Hezki Baruch, 8/7/2015, 12:33 PM

Watch: Joint Prayer in Gush Etzion

The Gush Etzion Junction was the scene of a joint session, where rabbis, sheikhs, and MKs gathered together to pray.Hezki Baruch, 8/3/2015, 12:35 AM

Lapid Predicts New Elections by 2016

Yesh Atid chair plans to run for prime minister when the current government fails; adds that Jewish Home chose 'settlements over Judaism.'Hezki Baruch, 7/27/2015, 6:14 PM

Kibbutz Movement Lambast Lapid for Inaccuracies

Yair Lapid slams Kibbutz Movement for inviting Breaking the Silence to event, but bungles facts on other organizations who attended.Cynthia Blank, 7/26/2015, 8:37 AM

Bennett Slams Lapid, Defends Netanyahu on Iran

Education Minister Naftali Bennett defended Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu from barbs being issued by Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid.Yaakov Levi, 7/20/2015, 5:33 PM

MK: PM's Iran Failure on 'Same Scale' as War

MK Ofer Shelah accuses Netanyahu of interfering in US politics ensuring Israel would remain outside 'circle of influence' on Iran deal.Cynthia Blank, 7/19/2015, 12:37 PM

Lapid: Iran Deal a Great Failure of Foreign Policy

Lapid slams PM again as he pushes for an inquiry into Iran deal. Likud minister shoots back: Lapid never left the government over it.Hezki Baruch, 7/19/2015, 9:09 AM

Lapid Demands 'Commission of Inquiry' Over Iran

Yesh Atid chairman blames Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for 'failing Israeli foreign policy' in Iran deal.Hezki Baruch, 7/18/2015, 8:49 PM

Lapid Says ICC 'Anti-Semitic' and 'Hypocritical'

Yesh Atid chairman blasts ICC for reopening Marmara investigation.Orli Harari, 7/17/2015, 4:43 AM

'Chuck Schumer Will Vote for the Iran Deal'

Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid says 'I looked Schumer in the eye – I'm telling you, he'll vote for the deal.'Gil Ronen, 7/16/2015, 5:15 PM

Lapid: PM Must Resign for 'Colossal' Iran Failure

Herzog united with PM against Iran deal, while Lapid continues to berate Netanyahu for worst 'foreign policy failure in Israel's history.'Cynthia Blank, 7/16/2015, 2:46 PM

Lapid Blames Netanyahu for Iran Nuclear Deal

Yesh Atid head says PM has 'responsibility for failure' as nuclear deal looms Monday, blaming him for harming ties with US and causing deal.Yedidya Ben-Or, 7/13/2015, 8:46 AM

Lapid: Bibi Must Resign if Iran Nuke Deal Signed

Yesh Atid head says bad deal would be Netanyahu's failure, says Israel 'spits in the face' of US Jews with conversion decision.Hezki Baruch, 7/6/2015, 2:59 PM

Netanyahu: The UNHRC Isn't Interested in the Facts

Prime Minister Netanyahu blasts UNHRC's decision to endorse "war crimes" report against Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/3/2015, 8:28 PM

Oren: Obama Obsessed with Pleasing Muslim World

MK Michael Oren under fire from fellow Israeli politicians in the wake of second op-ed attacking US President's relationship with Israel.Cynthia Blank, 6/21/2015, 2:58 PM

Lapid Warns Israel Has 'Lost the Ear' of the US

Yesh Atid chairman says reports Netanyahu was invited to the White House only after Iran deal are a bad sign for everyone.Hezki Baruch, 6/16/2015, 11:21 AM

MKs Left and Right Blast Kotler

MKs from right and left criticize actor Oded Kotler, who compared Likud voters to "straw-chewing beasts".Hezki Baruch, 6/15/2015, 6:16 AM

Lapid Backs Bennett Against Pro-Terror Play

Yesh Atid head throws weight against play about Arab terrorist who abducted and mutilated 19-year-old soldier, saying it 'erodes' the state.Orli Harari, 6/13/2015, 10:11 PM

Lapid: On BDS, There is No 'Right' or 'Left'

Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid on Wednesday met with American diplomat Robert Malley, and discussed, among other things, BDSMoshe Cohen, 6/11/2015, 2:14 AM

Lapid Appeals to American Jews to Fight BDS

Yesh Atid chairman turns to Jews in New York, says the fight against BDS cannot continue without America's help.Refael Levi, 6/7/2015, 12:52 PM

Lapid: Orange CEO Has 'A Lot of Chutzpah'

MKs in Israel were up in arms over comments by Orange CEO Stephane Richard that he would end the company's franchise contract if he could.Moshe Cohen, 6/4/2015, 1:14 AM

Lapid Speaks Out Against UK Students' Boycott

Yesh Atid chairman calls on British government to condemn the student union's decision to boycott Israel.Elad Benari, 6/3/2015, 4:12 AM