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  • Zoabi to be finally booted from Knesset?

    07/04/2016 9:06:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/7/16 | Shai Landesman
    Is Joint List MK Hanin Zoabi on her way out of the Knesset? Coalition Chairman David Bitan (Likud) revealed this afternoon (Monday) that a Prime Minister backed initiative is being promoted to pass legislation that will facilitate the expulsion of Zoabi from the Knesset. The Chairman explained that Likud leaders wish to enlist as broad a base of support as possible for the initiative, rather than push it through the Knesset against strong opposition. Bitan said that most of the Jewish parties have already pledged support, including opposition party Yesh Atid. He expressed hope that the support of the Zionist...
  • Lapid: I'm working very hard to be the next Prime Minister

    05/16/2016 12:28:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/16 | Ido Ben Porat
    Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid promised to "work very hard" to be the "next Prime Minister" Monday, at the annual Anti-Defamation League convention in Washington, D.C. "This is the time for Israel to move forward, and we [will] offer the public a detailed plan which will propel Israel back on the right track," Lapid promised during an on-stage interview during the event. Lapid added that Israel currently faces a number of challenges - both internal and external. "We have to have leadership which knows how to deal with these challenges," he said. The former Finance Minister noted that Prime...
  • Lapid: We can't absorb 3.5 million Palestinians

    12/05/2015 4:15:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/12/15 | Ido Ben Porat
    Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid took part in the Saban Forum in Washington, during a discussion under the title "How to restore order to the Middle East." MK Lapid presented his political plan for the region and called for US policymakers to adopt it. "About two months ago I presented Israelis with a plan to separate from the Palestinians. This is not a pretty separation." He continued: "It's difficult, not aesthetic. It's goal is limited: To set a regional council, with Western countries and the US at its head, that will start the process towards a regional arrangement that will...
  • WILL SCHUMER FOLLOW OBAMA ON IRAN DEAL?

    07/22/2015 4:28:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Ari Lieberman
    How the senator from New York could change the game in Congress if he has the guts. In April 2010, following a series of deliberate slights and insults by the Obama administration directed at Israel and its prime minister, including a threat by the State Department that the depth of the US-Israel alliance would depend on the progress of peace talks, Senator Chuck Schumer, the Senate’s ranking Democrat and Obama ally placed a call to the White House. The senator had had just about enough. He informed White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in no uncertain terms that the...
  • Right Still Fears Netanyahu Will Form Unity Government [Israel Elections]

    03/23/2015 7:29:12 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Monday, March 33, 2015 | Natanel Katz, Cynthia Blank
    Despite winning the majority of incoming MKs' support to form the next government, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu continues to face suspicions he will abandon them for the Left. Likud, Jewish Home, Shas, United Torah Judaism, Kulanu, and Yisrael Beytenu all recommended Netanyahu for the task - giving him a total of 67 MKs in his possible coalition. Still, MK Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) fears Netanyahu may take the President's mandate and instead of forming a narrow right-wing government, create a broad unity government. "We are opposed to a unity government. The nation made a definite choice," Shaked said during an...
  • Poll: Labor Inches Past Likud, Jewish Home Stuck at 11

    02/16/2015 4:32:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    inn ^ | 2//15/15 | Cynthia Blank
    With four weeks until elections for the 20th Knesset, Likud and Labor-Hatnua appear to be neck and neck. According to a survey conducted by the Midgam Institute for Channel Two, Labor, running under the moniker the "Zionist Camp" just barely inches by Likud with 25 seats. Likud is one behind with 24 mandates. It has been noted that even if Likud comes in behind, the party with the greatest chance of forming a coalition is given first crack, meaning the outcome of the close competition remains up in the air. The joint Arab list comes in as the third largest...
  • Lapid: Everything Netanyahu warned us about will happen because of him (left attacks get desperate)

    02/16/2015 9:58:02 AM PST · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 02.16.15, 16:24 | Gilad Morag
    Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid criticized the achievements of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's administration on Monday. "Everything Netanyahu warned us about will eventually happen because of him. A responsible prime minister does not gamble with our national security. The former political ally said Netanyahu "invested billions of shekels in unnecessary preparations. Without the Iranian affair he would have gone home a long time ago; even his own faction members admit he is a humiliating failure."
  • Poll Puts Labor Squarely over Likud, Yisrael Beytenu Collapses

    01/15/2015 3:19:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/1/15
    Poll fever continues ahead of March 17 elections, and while results have shown Likud and Labor neck and neck, the latest survey by Channel 10 gives Labor a full four mandate gap over Likud. According to the poll, conducted by the Dialog Institute under the supervision of Prof. Camil Fuchs, Labor - which erased the word "Zionism" from its Arabic ad campaign - would get 24 mandates, while Likud would only receive 20. Coming in at third Jewish Home stays at 16 seats, followed by a joint Arab list that would receive 12 mandates. Such a joint list - formed...
  • Poll Shows Lapid Nosedive, Kahlon Surprise

    12/02/2014 2:44:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/14 | Shlomo Pyotrovski & Ari Yashar
    After Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fired ministers Yair Lapid and Tzipi Livni on Tuesday paving the way for snap elections, a Channel 2 poll has shown what results can possibly be expected from the upcoming voting session. According to the poll, Likud would remain the largest party if elections were held today, gaining 22 mandates. Jewish Home would strengthen to 17 mandates. The third largest party would be Labor, at 13 seats. Yisrael Beytenu would gain ten seats, and the as yet unnamed new party of former Likud minister Moshe Kahlon would likewise gain ten, becoming the surprise of the...
  • Lapid: Israel-US relations in 'crisis'

    10/25/2014 2:33:32 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 37 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | 10/25/14 | Moran Azulay
    Lapid: Israel-US relations in 'crisis' After Ynet learns White House officials prevented defense minister from meeting Kerry and Biden, Lapid says 'We need to act with more respect. We must remember that US funds and technology helped Gaza operation.' "There is a crisis with the Americans and it needs to be addressed as a crisis," Finance Minister Yair Lapid said Saturday after ongoing tensions between Washington and Jerusalem led US officials to block Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon from meeting with senior administration officials during his current US visit.
  • Panicked Livni, Lapid Lash Out at Bennett Amid Jewish Home Rise

    09/11/2014 4:55:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/9/14 | Moshe Cohen
    As polls show strong support for Jewish Home among the electorate – and rapidly slipping support among voters for her Hatnua party – Justice Minister Tzippy Livni said Thursday that as far as she was concerned, the party headed by Nafatali Bennett had no place in the coalition. “Jewish Home is a party based on deep ideological and religious ideas which will never allow Israel to sign a peace treaty with the Palestinians,” Livni said. “They have no place in the government.” ..... A new poll released Monday shows that if elections were held today, Jewish Home would get 19...
  • Lapid Urges Caution in Negotiations, Calls PA 'Unreliable'

    01/15/2014 2:34:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/1/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Finance Minister Yair Lapid reiterated Wednesday night the Yesh Atid party's position regarding the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA). "The left wants peace at any price and the right is not willing to pay any price for peace," Lapid stated, claiming that, in contrast, Yesh Atid forms the political "center." "We do not deal at all with peace, unless it will be to 'say goodbye' [literally 'to separate in peace']," he added, a reference to his previously-stated opinion that the best outcome for Israel would be a "fair divorce" from the PA. He said the goal is...
  • (Israel Finance Minister) Lapid: The Right must understand there will be two states

    01/11/2014 7:19:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 01.10.14, 18:57 | Attila Somfalvi
    “In every aspect, it seems the world is losing its patience for us,” Finance Minister Yair Lapid told Ynet on Friday, following reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued tenders for 1,400 new settlement homes. […] Lapid said he believed the world’s impatience with Israel is manifested in many aspects. “In the case of Horizon 2020, we’ve managed to prevent the damage, and then we were suddenly faced with the ASA boycott. We couldn’t generate any effect around the Iranian deal, because we weren’t loud enough, and that is due to the fact that our status is not as it...
  • Lapid: Israel's demand that Palestinians recognize Israel as Jewish state is rubbish

    01/01/2014 3:17:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    An op-ed published in the New York Times on Tuesday by Roger Cohen, titled "My Jewish State" has shed light on comments Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid made during a sit down with the columnist in August 2013. During their chat last summer, Lapid reiterated his lack of interest in Palestinian recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Lapid reportedly told Cohen “the fact that we demand from Palestinians a declaration that they recognize Israel as a Jewish state, I just think this is rubbish. I don’t need that. The whole point of Israel was we came here saying we...
  • Jewish Home Unfazed by Lapid's Threat

    12/08/2013 12:45:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/12/13 | Gil Ronen
    The Jewish Home party responded coolly Sunday to a thinly veiled threat by Finance Minister Yair Lapid, the head of the Yesh Atid party, to remove the Jewish Home from the Coalition and replace it with another party if negotiations with the Palestinian Authority (PA) make progress. "The person who assembles the Coalition is the prime minister," said Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked, "and he will decide who will be in the Coalition." When she was asked by Channel 2's reporter about the negotiations with the PA, Shaked replied, "As we have already said in the past, as long as...
  • Lapid: EU Ban Will Promote Terrorism, Not Peace (Israel ‘settlements’)

    07/19/2013 2:47:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 7/20/2013, 12:10 AM | Elad Benari
    The European Union’s new ban on areas located beyond the 1949 Armistice Lines will do nothing to advance peace talks, Finance Minister Yair Lapid wrote on Friday. In fact, said Lapid in an op-ed which appeared in the New York Times, the ban will simply encourage terrorist groups. “As the American secretary of state, John Kerry, leads new efforts to reinvigorate peace talks among Israelis and Palestinians, one of the obstacles—if not the main one—is the presence of extremist Palestinians and their supporters,” he wrote. … According to Lapid, “The world shouldn’t make things easier for extremists. It’s challenging enough...
  • Lapid: Terrorists Don't Distinguish Between Jews

    05/29/2013 9:35:27 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Minister of Finance Yair Lapid today sent a conciliatory message to the haredim (ultra-orthodox), whom he called "brother", telling them that the equal sharing of the burden law would benefit them and give them a sense of participation and dignity in Israel. Earlier today, the Perry Committee on drafting haredim approved its recommendations, including criminal penalties for haredi draft dodgers. "In recent years, this committee has brought down coalitions and ended careers," said Lapid about the Perry Committee. "The fact that we have resulted in that, in three years, 70% will be drafted is a badge of honor for the...
  • Lapid to NYT: Settlers will likely be uprooted (Israel finance minister)

    05/20/2013 8:46:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth News ^ | 05.20.13, 10:50 | (Ynet)
    In an outdoor café, wearing jeans and his trademark black T-shirt, Finance Minister Yair Lapid gave his first interview to foreign press since taking office. “Lapid has embarked on a media blitz, deploying his telegenic good looks and sound-bite savvy,” the newspaper observed. In the interview, Lapid acknowledged that thousands of settlers would someday be uprooted, something he called “heartbreaking.” The interview itself revolved mainly around the stalemated negotiations with the Palestinians, but also on the future aspirations of the Yesh Atid chairman. Lapid told the NYT that he is still hoping to succeed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but clarified:...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu Overplayed Hand in Talks With Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett

    02/27/2013 6:14:58 AM PST · by haffast · 3 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | February 27, 2013, issue of March 08, 2013 | Geoffrey Levin
    It could have been easy. January 22 was not a good day for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but it could have been far worse. The 2013 parliamentary elections meant that for the first time in his long political career, he would be leading the largest in the Knesset. Though his joint Likud-Beitenu list won only 31 seats — around 23% of the vote — Israel’s center-left was fractured and it always appeared certain that Bibi would keep his job. After all, despite his party’s underwhelming performance, there appeared to be two options for coalitions he could easily form. The...
  • Lapid: Israel Owes Its Citizens an Apology

    12/20/2014 3:51:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/12/14 | Orly Harari
    Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid has reached out to Israel's youngest voting population Saturday night, holding a question-and-answer session with 200 members of Yesh Atid at Tel Aviv's Tailor Made club in a pre-election appearance. Lapid was joined by MKs Yaakov Perry, Mickey Levi, Ronen Hoffman, Aliza Lavie, Pnina Tamano-Shata, and Boaz Toporovsky. "Israel owes you an apology," Lapid stated in opening remarks, "because for 20 years it hasn't been working for you." "You are the ones who are here today, you decide to take your destiny in your hands and lead the change," he added. "Yesh Atid came to...