Yair Lapid Speaking521.
(photo credit: Baz Ratner/Reuters)
In mid-April Finance Minister Yair Lapid was riding high. Polls showed his Yesh
Atid party winning 30 Knesset seats, as many as Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu’s Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu; Time magazine included Lapid in its 2013
list of the world’s 100 most influential people, and dumped Netanyahu; and Lapid
talked openly about beating the prime minister for the top job next time
around.Then came the 2013/2014 budget proposal.