Press Council calls for disclaimer on Lapid columns

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.