Peres meets with Lapid, praised new generation of leaders

July 10, 2012 15:34

Now that his party Yesh Atid (There is a future) has been officially registered, media personality turned politician Yair Lapid , met on Tuesday with President Shimon Peres to get some advice from Israel's most experienced politician and the blessing of the head of state.

Lapid left his regular black pants and tee-shirt uniform at home and came to Jerusalem in a suit and tie. He was accompanied by some of his supporters.. Lapid told Peres that after registering the party two weeks ago, he considered it a matter of importance to present its platform to the President. Lapid said that he was under the impression that most of the Israeli public was not properly represented in the Knesset, and said that his party wanted to change the political system, to infuse it with new strength, and to reform the government.

Peres congratulated Lapid on entering the political arena. Israeli politics is in need of rehabilitation and change, he said. The younger generation is critical of the system, and something should be done to repair it without waiting for others to do so.

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