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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 on terror

"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 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

'Europe encourages Palestinians to incite to kill Israelis'

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 EU's 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 their blood'

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 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

'Breaking the Silence has crossed the line 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 Wednesday's 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 must separate from Palestinians after terror wave

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

Watch: 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 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

Lapid calls to prosecute Jewish Home MK for criticizing judge

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 to French FM: 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

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

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 to British FM: 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 Statement on Terror

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

Why Did Yair Lapid Meet a Saudi Prince in New York?

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 Leave Politics, 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 (in the Golan)!

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

MK Lapid: 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 for Iran Deal: 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

Litzman: Lapid's Only Achievement is the Increase in My Salary

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 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

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 Influential Congressman, Stresses 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 Israeli-Palestinian 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 Lambasts Lapid for 'Inaccurate' Criticism

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: Netanyahu'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 'Greatest Failure of Foreign Policy, Ever'

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 Deal

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