Yair Lapid

Yair Lapid is a Tel Aviv-born center-left Israeli politician. He is the founder and chairman of the Yesh Atid political party.


Lapid served as the alternate Prime Minister to Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister in a 2021 coalition government. He had also previously served as Finance Minister in Benjamin Netanyahu’s government from 2013-2014.


Yair Lapid began his public career as a journalist and TV presenter, before branching out into politics in 2012 with the formation of Yesh Atid.

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WATCH: Yair Lapid serenades son at wedding day after UN speech

Yoav, Lapid's son from his first marriage, had a small wedding only inviting only close friends and family. Yoav has a very private life and has been staying out of the press.

Did Lapid succeed at UNGA without a Biden meeting? - 5 takes

Prime Minister Yair Lapid, choosing statesmanship over showmanship, spent two days in New York at the same time as US president Joe Biden, but the two leaders never met during their trips.

Israel Elections: Israel has many issues, election campaigns avoid them

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Most of the candidates in Israel's elections are spending an inordinate amount of time on the unimportant, and barely talking about what genuinely matters

23/09/2022

Biden, Trudeau, welcome Lapid’s statement on the two-state solution

“I could not agree more,” the US President tweeted.

Politicians across political spectrum ridicule Lapid's UN speech

Politicians from the right rejected talks of a two-state solution, while some on the left expressed doubt that Lapid would act.

22/09/2022
Opposition leader Yair Lapid at The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference.

Why is everyone opposing Lapid's two-state solution speech? - editorial

A two-state solution, which continues to be the preferred resolution to our struggles here, is very far off and impossible to implement today. Lapid is simply stating the obvious.

Lapid's two-state solution statement: Real talk or pointless politics?

The Jerusalem Post Podcast with Yaakov Katz and Lahav Harkov.

Post-Lapid speech, would Israel let Iran weaponize its uranium? - analysis

Lapid set no deadline nor even any concrete line in the sand for Iran's nuclear program.

Lapid tells UN Palestinian state right for Israel but can't be terror base

Prime Minister Yair Lapid tells UN General Assembly that Iran will only be stopped with credible military threat

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