Yair Lapid

Opposition to challenge Blue and White with bill to amend nation state law

Bill could heighten coalition tensions since Blue and White supports amendment of controversial nation state law to anchor concept of equality of all citizens in law.

Lapid: Dark forces trying to bulldoze courts with a D9

The opposition leader said that Netanyahu and his supporters, “instead of stepping on brakes… are slamming down on the accelerator.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yair Lapid
Rivlin defends right to protest, condemns Ohana

Lapid: Netanyahu needs to fire Amir Ohana

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wearing a medical mask amid coronavirus pandemic
Netanyahu is causing democracy in Israel to die a slow and painful death

Oversight in hindsight is no oversight at all. The prime minister will put facts on the ground and by then it will be too late. That’s what he’s counting on.

By YAIR ZIVAN
26/07/2020
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the weekly cabinet meeting on June 28, 2020.
Netanyahu losing ground, as Bennett and Lapid rise in the polls

Yamina continued to rise in the polls, receiving 16 seats in the N13 poll and 15 in the N12 poll, more than twice their current amount (6).

Opposition leader Yair Lapid at the Ma’ariv newspaper’s OECD Conference on Sunday.
Strong opposition voiced in Knesset committee to heightened powers for PM

Opposition leader and Yesh Atid leader MK Yair Lapid decried the bill saying it would hand extraordinary powers to the prime minister who, he said, had failed in his management of the epidemic.

Lapid calls on Netanyahu to resign over COVID-19 failings

Likud minister, coalition chair trade threats and insults in ugly spat during Knesset committee hearing

Lapid looks to create national coronavirus centers, solve economic crisis

Yesh Atid leader’s plan includes steps to open the skies by September 1, reduce rnumber of ministers to 18.

Massive protest expected in Tel Aviv amid economic crisis - report

"The protesters do not intend to be nice," one of the organizers said.

By LEON SVERDLOV
11/07/2020
Lapid: Protests over economy in Israel may turn violent

Asked how far Israel was from violent unrest, Lapid said: "Not that far. Not far enough."

By REUTERS
09/07/2020
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