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  • Lapid Slams Annexation Plan, Calls for Resumption of Talks

    06/08/2014 3:44:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/14 | Elad Benari
    Finance Minister Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, on Sunday threatened that he would topple the government if it annexes any areas of Judea and Samaria. Speaking at the Herzliya Conference, Lapid said that Israel should “prepare maps” for the next round of peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA). An agreement with the PA...would prevent Israel from being "internationally isolated", will increase personal safety, will help the economy "and above all - will remove from above our heads the threat of becoming a bi-national state, the only meaning of which is the end of Israel’s existence as...
  • Yesh Atid MK: Peace Talks with Hamas or No Coalition

    06/08/2014 2:38:19 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/6/14 | Ari Yashar
    Welfare Minister Meir Cohen (Yesh Atid) announced on Saturday that his party would be leaving the coalition government if it does not negotiate with the Hamas-Fatah unity government, regardless of the fact that Hamas is a terrorist group. "I believe that the peace talks will be renewed. It's clear to me that will happen, and if not, we won't be in the government," said Cohen on the Channel 10 program "Hamateh" (the headquarters), as reported by Walla!. .....
  • Yesh Atid Minister Kills 'Life Sentence for Terrorists' Bill

    05/12/2014 3:39:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/14 | Ido ben Porat and Elad Benari
    Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Perry (Yesh Atid) is trying to shelve the law that was approved Sunday by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation and that would enforce life sentences for terrorist prisoners. On Monday evening, Perry filed an appeal against the law, essentially burying it before it can be brought to the Cabinet for approval. The law would amend one of the Basic Laws of Israel, which allows the President to pardon criminals, by stating certain conditions that would prevent the pardon of any convicted terrorist. The amendment seeks to allow the judges of the court, at the time...
  • Education Ministry Lets Teachers Peddle Politics

    01/23/2014 1:51:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/1/14 | Ari Yashar
    The Ministry of Education will reportedly allow teachers to express their political opinions in the classroom, as part of the "Israel moves up a grade" program being pushed forward by Education Minister Shai Piron (Yesh Atid). Under the new guidelines teachers will be given a freer hand in their class of impressionable young students, and will be able to determine the topics of their instruction in 25% of the hours of their annual educational curriculum, reports Channel 2. The new move, which allows teachers to hold discussions in class on political topics and express their opinions, follows closely on the...
  • Peri: Evict 25% of Judea, Samaria Jews From Their Homes

    12/28/2013 4:23:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/12/13 | Tova Dvorin
    Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Peri (Yesh Atid) stated at an event for the Israel advocacy organization StandWithUs that an interim deal between Israel and the Palestinian Authority would see at least 25% of Judea and Samaria residents evicted from their homes. "No other country wants to be a national home for the Palestinians," Peri stated. "Israel understands that the lot would fall on the 'settlement blocs.' The deal would see 15-25% of Judea and Samaria evicted - but it's a reasonable compromise," he claimed. .....
  • 'Feminist' MK Tough on Sex Crimes, but Only by Jews

    12/22/2013 6:31:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/13 | Gil Ronen
    Feminist Knesset Member Yifat Kariv (Yesh Atid) showed this week that she is extremely tough on sex offenses, but apparently on the condition that they are not perpetrated by Arabs against Jews. ..... MK Kariv said that she has submitted a bill calling for severe punishment of people who upload sexual photos and videos to the internet, with the intent of shaming women and girls who appear in the photos. She said that the police must beef up their cyber-crime units in order to prevent such sexual content from being viewed by children. "My goal is to put an end...
  • Steinitz: Lapid is Like Mandela's Sign Language Interpreter

    12/21/2013 10:18:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/13 | Elad Benari
    Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud Beytenu) had harsh words for Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) on Saturday night. Speaking on Channel 2’s “Meet the Press”, Steinitz, who served as Finance Minister before Lapid, said that his successor misled the public and created unnecessary panic about the state of the Israeli economy. Steinitz claimed that the deficit, which is expected to be released in January, will stand at about 3%, in contrast to Lapid’s earlier predictions. "By doing this, he caused severe damage,” he charged. “No top official in the Treasury or in the Bank of Israel ever told...
  • Yesh Atid Political Appointment Scam Alleged

    12/16/2013 10:23:43 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/13 | Gil Ronen
    A conservative women's group says that Yesh Atid leader, Finance Minister Yair Lapid, is helping the extreme Left appoint hundreds of its supporters to key positions, and masking the ploy as “affirmative action” for women and Arabs. Kati Cohen, who heads Women for Israel (NELI), addressed an urgent letter to several key Knesset Members from Likud-Beytenu and the Jewish Home (Bayit Yehudi), in which she explained how the scam allegedly works. Cohen notes that the Finance Ministry recently published a message to the general public, inviting people to take part in a tender for the appointment of 500 directors to...
  • After days of haggling, PM strikes coalition deal

    03/14/2013 6:43:54 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 12 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/13/2013 | LAHAV HARKOV
    Likud Beytenu, the Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid reached the final stages of coalition talks Wednesday night, with Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett negotiating to break the impasse between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid. After days of arguing over the Education and Interior portfolios, the number of ministries in the government, the Knesset Finance Committee, and changing Hatnua's coalition deal, the parties reached an apparent compromise brokered by Bennett on Monday evening, meeting late at night to iron out the final details. Shai Piron of Yesh Atid will be Education Minister, while the Likud's Gideon...
  • Piron Confirms Likud Argued Against Habayit Hayehudi

    03/03/2013 2:43:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/3/13
    Rabbi and Member of Knesset Shai Piron (Yesh Atid) confirmed, Sunday, that the Likud party told representatives of Yesh Atid, last week, that their party should enter the government without Habayit Hayehudi because Habayit Hayehudi will work to prevent the uprooting of Jewish communities in Judea and Samarai (Shomron) sought by Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid. .....
  • MK Shaked: Alliance with Lapid Rock Solid

    03/02/2013 3:30:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/13 | Gil Ronen
    MK Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi) said Saturday that the alliance between her party and Yesh Atid is rock solid. "The situation at this moment is that we are going into a government with Yesh Atid," MK Shaked told Channel 10. She added that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had missed the boat for getting Bayit Yehudi to join his coalition independently of Yesh Atid. "If the prime minister had turned to us immediately after the elections, we would have gone in," she said. "Netanyahu had a very clear plan," Shaked said, "to establish a government with Yesh Atid and the hareidim....
  • Bennett Vindicated as Coalition Crafting Enters Overtime

    03/01/2013 6:54:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/3/13 | Gil Ronen
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet President Shimon Peres Saturday evening and ask him for a two-week extension in which to put together a coalition of parties and form a new government. Peres will grant Netanyahu the two-week extension. If Netanyahu fails to cobble together a coalition within a fortnight, however, he will be in serious trouble. Peres could decide to task someone else with creating a coalition, or new elections could be called. We are, therefore, entering the "money time" of coalition crafting. The reports in two major news sources Friday that Netanyahu's representatives offered Yesh Atid a policy...
  • Likud Warns: New Elections are Possible

    02/18/2013 12:47:51 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    A pact between Bayit Yehudi and Yesh Atid is causing serious consternation in Likud, and a senior source in the ruling party warns that new elections are a possibility. The improbable warning is a sign that Likud is feeling the pressure of the united front presented by Bayit Yehudi head Naftali Bennett and Yesh Atid's Yair Lapid, each of whom is saying he will not enter the coalition without the other. "Bennett should not pull the rope too much," the senior source told Maariv. "In the end it will snap." "Netanyahu is ready to head for elections," the source said....
  • Jewish Home and Yesh Atid form united front

    02/17/2013 7:13:44 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 5 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 2/17/2013 | GABE FISHER
    The Jewish Home and Yesh Atid parties have entered into a strategic alliance and notified Likud-Beytenu coalition negotiators that the two parties will either enter the government together or retire to the opposition. Both parties are intent on legislating the conscription of ultra-Orthodox Israelis into military or national service, a move rejected by the ultra-Orthodox parties, making coalition talks extremely challenging for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In response to the alliance, reported by the Hebrew media Sunday, a senior Likud source involved in the coalition negotiations accused the national-religious Jewish Home party of “voter fraud,” for forming an agreement with...
  • Op-Ed: The Lapid Factor in the Coalition Equation

    01/26/2013 3:59:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/1/13 | David Rubin
    After Likud Beytenu’s Pyrrhic victory in the Israeli elections, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will most likely be confronted with the formidable task of piecing together a new coalition. Given the diverse group of potential partners, this will be no easy task. First and foremost in this cast of characters is Yesh Atid, led by popular TV personality Yair Lapid, who surprised everyone by becoming the second largest party in the incoming Knesset. It now seems clear that the key to the new coalition is in its hands. Defining his party as Center rather than Left, Lapid has been quite clear...
  • Yesh Atid's Rabbi Piron: Bennett's Annexation Plan 'Delusional'

    01/14/2013 4:35:02 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/13 | Annie Lubin
    Rabbi Shai Piron, number two on Yesh Atid's Knesset list and a resident of the Judea and Samaria town of Oranit, clarified his policy stance in regards to a possible two state solution and land swaps in Judea and Samaria an interview on the Knesset Channel, taking time to also attack Bayit Yehudi's Naftali Bennett for what he called a "delusional" plan. During the interview, Rabbi Piron said that a two state solution would be best for both sides, claiming, "There is a solution that speaks about two states for two peoples -- that is the future of the State...
  • Lapid : If Livni Stays Out of Coalition, So will

    01/05/2013 2:31:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    Yesh Atid (Future) chairman Yair Lapid shot down on Saturday the idea of forming an anti-Likud bloc with Labor and Tzipi Livni's party, but then gave it his conditional consent. The idea was floated Friday night by Livni in a live Channel 2 television appearance, then seconded by MK Shelly Yechimovich, who heads Labor. .... Lapid wrote on his Facebook page that he would meet Yechimovich and Livni, but added, "I have no interest in joining a 'blocking bloc' because it is not my habit to boycott people and parties." "In the meeting, I will suggest to them that, in...
  • Lapid: I won't Sit in Right-Wing Government

    01/03/2013 12:10:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid (Future) party, announced Thursday evening that his party would not join a nationalist government headed by Likud – Yisrael Beytenu. "To all those who asked," he wrote on his Facebook page, "Of course we will not sit as a fifth wheel in a government of Shas and the extreme right." "On the other hand – if we have enough Knesset seats, maybe we can establish a completely different government," Lapid added. "A moderate, centrist government in which we will be able to pass a law for an equal share of the burden, which...
  • Lapid: Livni Can be My Number 2

    11/25/2012 10:14:36 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz ^ | 25/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    The head of the Yesh Atid (Future) party, Yair Lapid, announced on his Facebook page Sunday that he has asked Tzipi Livni to be in the number two spot in his party's Knesset list. Livni is expected to announce this week that she is running in an independent party. "In the past few days I have had quite a few conversations with Tzipi Livni," Lapid wrote. "She received an offer to be Number Two on the Yesh Atid list and to be a full partner in all of the important decisions. Splitting the centrist bloc is not good for Israel...