'Our economy is on the verge of collapse - and they make the most wasteful gov't ever'

Yesh Atid chairman slams Netanyahu-Gantz coalition deal, calling planned unity gov't "the largest and most wasteful in history."Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2020, 3:03 PM

Lapid: We'll do everything to bring down Netanyahu gov't

Yesh Atid Chairman pushes back against claims he endorses Netanyahu, after he said he would say yes if Netanyahu sought to cancel rotation.Tal Polon, 4/30/2020, 1:46 PM

Yair Lapid looks to block Gantz from becoming Prime Minister

Yesh Atid chief offers to help Netanyahu cancel rotational agreement whenever the PM wants - thus preventing Gantz from becoming premier.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/28/2020, 8:36 AM

Lapid to Blue and White: 'You've crawled into Netanyau's fifth government'

Yesh Atid's MK Yair Lapid slams Blue and White for signing an agreement with PM Netanyahu. 'You said he was a con man.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/27/2020, 2:44 PM

Lapid: Gantz's unconditional surrender has crushed democracy

Yesh Atid leader attacks unity deal between Gantz, Netanyahu, says deal had nothing to do with fighting coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2020, 9:17 PM

Lapid to Gantz: You don't fight corruption from the inside

Yesh Atid chairman addresses protest in Tel Aviv, criticizes Benny Gantz for seeking to enter unity government with Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2020, 9:19 PM

Small business owners boo Yair Lapid at Knesset protest

Yesh Atid chairman shows up at Knesset protest led by small business owners - only to get booed, have signs thrown at him.Hezki Baruch, 4/19/2020, 11:33 AM

MK Yair Lapid suggests 'freezing political process, fighting corruption'

Lapid said the current state of politics in Israel was an "embarassment" and suggested freezing political process for the coming half year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2020, 5:44 PM

Gantz: I won't badmouth Bogie and Yair despite what I know

Blue and White chairman explains why he went for unity government: Minority government wasn't an option; I didn't want a fourth election.Ben Ariel, 4/2/2020, 5:57 AM

Gantz Trojan Horse threatens Israel as the Jewish National Home

Netanyahu must make sure the Jewish National Home, Israel, does not regret Gantz receiving the reins of the country in a year and a half. David Singer, 3/31/2020, 3:39 PM

Gantz: Israel must not be dragged into a fourth election during such a challenging period

Newly elected Knesset Speaker says goodbye to Yair Lapid and Moshe Ya'alon: Thank you for the path we went down together over the past year.Hezki Baruch, 3/27/2020, 1:09 AM

Lapid: Not a unity government but a Netanyahu government

Yesh Atid Chairman responds to Benny Gantz's decision to leave Blue and White and join unity government.Arutz Sheva, 3/26/2020, 8:45 PM

Blue and White party to break apart

Lapid, Ya'alon request to break off from Blue and White as Netanyahu supports Gantz's candidacy for Knesset Speaker.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2020, 5:03 PM

'Gantz chooses Lapid over State of Israel'

Minister Levin strongly criticizes Blue and White conduct: 'Lapid's proposal to Netanyahu is poor excuse for refusing emergency government.'Shimon Cohen, 3/23/2020, 7:56 PM

Woman who violated quarantine 'listened to Lapid'

Woman justifies quarantine violation: 'There are politicians who said to get out of the house, I saw Lapid said something like that.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2020, 12:04 PM

Lapid: The Likud will not succeed in dismantling us

MK Yair Lapid in TV interview: By the end of Benny's mandate, we will be able to form a government.Michal Levy, 3/23/2020, 6:09 AM

Former Yesh Atid leader to Lapid: Enough, sit with Netanyahu

Former Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron says his friend Yair Lapid must agree to unity government, as must Gantz and Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2020, 7:00 PM

Lapid: Israeli citizens don't live in a democracy

Blue and White leader accuses Netanyahu of 'fatal mistakes' in dealing with coronavirus, says PM shut down courts, Knesset to avoid scrutinyArutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2020, 6:04 PM

Lapid: "Establish a narrow government" with the cooperation of the Joint List

“I admit that this is not the government that we wanted, but it is far superior to the current paralysis," Blue and White leader says.Hezki Baruch, 3/10/2020, 10:36 AM

Lapid: 'We won't enter unity under Netanyahu'

Blue and White faction convenes for first session since election. Yair Lapid claims no faction member would join Netanyahu government.Mordechai Sones, 3/3/2020, 8:05 PM

Shaked at the polling station: 'We need to vote Yamina'

MK Shaked says she's 'optimistic,' urges Israelis to 'get out and vote Yamina.'Yoni Kempinski, 3/2/2020, 11:34 AM

Presenting: The Benny and Bernie summit

What if a bigtime Hollywood producer asked me to write a screenplay which supposes the following – Benny Gantz has become Prime Minister of Israel and Bernie Sanders has become President of the United States. Jack Engelhard, 3/1/2020, 4:02 PM

Miri Regev: 'Yair Lapid called us s***heads and disgusting'

Culture Min. Regev slams MK Lapid for 'patronizing' attitude towards Likud, Mizrahi Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2020, 12:26 AM

Lapid: Yes, anyone but Bibi

Senior Blue and White member explains why his country vetoes a government led by Netanyahu.Hezki Baruch, 2/26/2020, 5:59 AM

Lapid: Israel has to strike Gaza without holding back

Number 2 in Blue and White party discusses Trump peace plan, Gaza rocket fire and Bernie Sanders.i24NEWS, 2/24/2020, 5:27 AM

Smotrich to Lapid: 'Cut the nonsense'

Bezalel Smotrich reacts to MK Yair Lapid's statement that 'we lack 2-3 seats to form a government with a Jewish majority.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2020, 12:18 AM

Yair Lapid: 'Israel needs to recognize Reform and Conservative conversions'

Blue and White leader says Israel 'only country in Western world where Jews don't have freedom of religion.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/22/2020, 9:38 PM

Lapid: 'Netanyahu is the complete opposite of Blue and White, he's been in power too long'

MK Lapid praises Blue and White as 'centrist,' says PA needs to 'delve deeply' into Trump peace plan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2020, 3:27 PM

Yamina blasts Lapid: The man and the gel went back to lying

Yamina party fires back after Lapid lashes out at Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz.Hezki Baruch, 2/3/2020, 4:59 AM

Lapid: Netanyahu era is over

Blue and White leader says he opposes 'unilateral annexation,' White House has 'confirmed' Netanyahu era is over.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/26/2020, 12:35 PM

Lapid: 'My father and Benny Gantz's mother were together in the ghetto'

Blue and White's MK Lapid says his meeting with French Pres. Macron was 'positive' and the two discussed anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2020, 2:43 PM

Lapid: Rabbi Yosef should apologize

Blue and White leader: I don't understand why Chief Rabbi has to stand in front of the camera and insult hundreds of thousands of people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/8/2020, 5:38 AM

Chief Rabbi under fire for comments on non-Jewish immigration to Israel

Calls to remove Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef from office after rabbi accuses non-Jewish immigrants of promoting anti-religious agendaDavid Rosenberg, 1/7/2020, 9:33 AM

Katz: ICC decision is outrageous and against international law

Israeli officials denounce ICC chief prosecutor’s decision to investigate alleged Israeli “war crimes” in PA-controlled territories.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 12/20/2019, 8:49 PM

'Under Netanyahu, Israel moved forward'

Deputy Defense Minister explains to Yair Lapid why he supports Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 12/18/2019, 6:40 AM

Yair Lapid: Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite and a racist

Blue and White MK Yair Lapid excoriates Labour UK chief Jeremy Corbyn, denouncing him as an "anti-Semite and a racist."David Rosenberg, 12/9/2019, 12:28 PM

Blue and White leaders divided over Netanyahu's proposal

Report: Gabi Ashkenazi pushing to examine possibility of unity government with Netanyahu, Yair Lapid vetoing the move.Ben Ariel, 12/9/2019, 4:37 AM

Gantz: This time I will not agree to a rotation with Lapid

Blue and White chairman reportedly told his associates he does not intend to renew rotation agreement with Yair Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2019, 2:35 AM

Lapid: Netanyahu's offer is a fraud

Yair Lapid says 'those who voted for Blue and White didn’t do it so that we would offer a political lifeline to someone under indictment.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2019, 3:35 PM

Dispute in Blue & White leadership

Gantz and Ashkenazi suggest that Lapid and his Yesh Atid party sit outside gov't until Netanyahu leaves. Lapid: 'It's a trap.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2019, 10:35 PM

Likud: Yair Lapid is sabotaging unity efforts

'The Likud has agreed to major concessions, but Yair Lapid is still making every effort to thwart a unity government.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2019, 10:02 PM

'Lapid wants left-wing government with terror supporters'

PM blames Blue and White leader Yair Lapid for foiling unity talks in order to become prime minister in a rotation with Gantz.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2019, 8:57 PM

Lapid: A-G facing death threats because of Netanyahu

Blue and White MK says legal officials need personal security because of incitement against them by PM Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2019, 3:46 PM

'Public Sabbath desecration is a gross act of defiance'

Haredi minister takes aim at public transportation on Sabbath, Blue and White leader slaps back.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2019, 1:33 PM

'We've gotten used to the madness'

If Netanyahu still cares about the state, he has to do one more thing for it: Step down.MK Yair Lapid, 11/22/2019, 1:30 AM

Gantz: A sad day for Israel

Blue and White leaders comment on Netanyahu indictments. Lapid: Netanyahu cannot remain prime minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2019, 8:18 PM

Lapid: Has Netanyahu lost his mind?

Blue and White leader accuses PM of incitement. 'If something happens to one of us, it's because of Netanyahu's rhetoric.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2019, 3:47 PM

Lapid: Netanyahu should say goodbye to 'haredi-messianic bloc'

Lapid responds to Netanyahu: If he agrees to be the second to serve as PM and abandons the right-wing bloc, we have a unity gov't.Hezki Baruch, 11/18/2019, 4:36 AM

'Lapid is torpedoing any chance of a unity government'

Likud lawmaker believes unity government likely to form - despite Yair Lapid's alleged efforts to derail a compromise deal.Yoni Kempinski, 11/17/2019, 7:10 PM

Lapid to Netanyahu: Part from Litzman and Smotrich

Smotrich: 'Yair Lapid prefers Tibi over Litzman and Cassif over Smotrich - a gov't with supporters of terrorism and opponents of Zionism.'Hezki Baruch, 11/16/2019, 11:47 PM

Deri: Lapid is the one holding up unity government

'Lapid insists he will not sit under Netanyahu. I don't understand it,' Shas chairman says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2019, 7:45 PM

'The Jews are done being silent, the Jews are done being afraid'

MK Yair Lapid speaks in Paris, sends a message to anti-Semites around the world.Hezki Baruch, 11/10/2019, 1:53 AM

Netanyahu blasted for appointing Bennett as Defense Minister

Blue and White, Democratic Union criticize agreement between Netanyahu and Bennett which will see Bennett serving as Defense Minister.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/8/2019, 8:12 PM

Lapid: When terrorism determines our policy, the terrorists win

MK Yair Lapid says Israel's only response to terrorism should be on the battlefield.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2019, 6:59 PM

Netanyahu: 'Yair Lapid doesn't want unity'

PM speaks to the Jewish Agency board of trustees, accuses Lapid of preventing Blue and White Party from being part of unity government.Mordechai Sones, 10/28/2019, 7:07 PM

Deri: We'll sit with Lapid if he maintains the status quo

Shas chairman claims Gantz wanted to meet with right-wing party leaders in order to disband the right-wing bloc.Elad Benari, 10/25/2019, 4:05 AM

Lapid: Netanyahu's talk about unity is fake

Blue and White MK blasts Netanyahu over video suggesting his party will establish a government supported by the Joint List.Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/20/2019, 11:59 PM