Yair Lapid 370.
(photo credit: Ricardo Mallaco)
If Israeli voters – the onlookers in our political arena – paid discerning
attention, they would have noticed a surreal spectacle Tuesday. Just as one
political aspirant – Yair Lapid – entered the fray, another contender – Tzipi
Livni – proclaimed her exit. It almost looked synchronized, as if one hyped
political wunderkind replaced the other neatly and instantly, leaving no gap in
the overnight-star category.In many ways Lapid and Livni seem to be cut
from the same cloth. They subscribe to no clear creed or set of values. Indeed,
it’s hard to pin down what they stand for. Though they profusely laud their
self-professed principles, they rarely, if ever, elaborate.