Press Council calls for disclaimer on Lapid columns

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
August 13, 2012 23:53




The national press council ruled Monday that Yediot Aharonot could continue to publish the columns of journalist turned politician Yair Lapid but said they should be printed with a disclaimer saying that he heads a political party.


In a speech to young voters at a bar near Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda Market Monday night, Lapid complained that haredi (ultra-orthodox) politicians had labeled him anti-religious.


Lapid said he believed it was important to strengthen the ruling parties and have fewer small parties. Asked why he himself was forming another party rather than joining a potential ruling party, he said that none of the current parties could be trusted.


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