Lapid inaugurates embassy in Bahrain, Iran calls visit ‘stain that cannot be erased’

October 3, 2021 by  
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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid inaugurated the Jewish state’s embassy in Bahrain on Thursday, a year after the two countries signed the Abraham Accords to normalize ties. Read more

Israeli Foreign Minister: Delay in US aid to Iron Dome – ‘technical’

September 23, 2021 by  
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The Israeli government, led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, experienced a significant diplomatic setback on Tuesday when the US Congress decided to withhold military aid from Israel and refused to vote on funding for its Iron Dome defence system. Read more

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

September 10, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met yesterday in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. After the meeting, Lapid spoke about Russia and Israel’s connections and the Iranian threat to the world. Read more

Bennett’s goals, Israel’s goals

August 30, 2021 by  
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Three weeks ago, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Defence Minister Benny Gantz convened the ambassadors from all the U.N. Security Council member nations in Jerusalem. Read more

Fighting antisemitism should not be Israel’s primary concern

August 23, 2021 by  
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Antisemitism is a phenomenon at least two thousand years old. Read more

PM Bennett visits Israel police and fire and rescue service forward command centre, Defense Minister tries to lease more planes to fight Jerusalem forest fires

August 17, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has visited the Israel Police and Fire and Rescue Service forward command centre, near the wildfire in the Jerusalem Hills. Read more

Israel to dispatch aid to earthquake-stricken Haiti

August 16, 2021 by  
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Israel will deliver “immediate humanitarian support” to Haiti after it was hit by a powerful earthquake, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced. Read more

‘Unlawful and callous attack’: US, UK condemn Iran’s attack on Israeli-owned ship

August 2, 2021 by  
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Israel expressed satisfaction over the strong international condemnation of Iran following its apparent attack on an Israel-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman last week, as world powers guaranteed a powerful response against the Islamic Republic. Read more

Israeli FM: Iran is ‘exporter of terrorism that harms entire world’

August 1, 2021 by  
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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke on Saturday night with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the attack on the Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday night, in which an Iranian drone killed two crewmen. Read more

The cost of Israel’s partisan games on security

July 10, 2021 by  
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Like so much of what happens in the Knesset, the aftermath of a recent vote on a law that would prevent a possible flood of Palestinian immigrants into Israel was not a very edifying spectacle. Read more

Bennett and the Religious Zionist elite

July 5, 2021 by  
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The biggest media story in Israel last week was the fall of the town of Evyatar in Samaria. Read more

Israel and UAE sign economic and trade agreement

June 30, 2021 by  
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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the United Arab Emirate (UAE) Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, met in Abu Dhabi yesterday where they signed an economic agreement between the two countries. Read more

FM Lapid meets Sec. Blinken in Rome, Iran Deal on the table

June 28, 2021 by  
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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met in Rome yesterday, presumably to discuss the US’ push to renew the nuclear deal with Iran, which could threaten Israel. Read more

Israel dispatches aid delegations to Miami disaster site

June 27, 2021 by  
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The State of Israel and the IDF have dispatched a team of specialists to help the rescue teams operating at the site of the collapse of the Champlain Towers at Surfside, just outside Miami. Read more

Change of leadership: Congratulations for Bennett

June 14, 2021 by  
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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has reacted to the formation of the new Israeli government. Read more

Israel’s dysfunctional Government cannot survive

June 6, 2021 by  
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An amalgam of eight leaders trading insults and denigrating each other – whilst their parties have adopted policies that are totally irreconcilable on critical issues – is not the foundation for any stable Government – especially in Israel – whose enemies will become increasingly emboldened following the announcement of a cobbled-together Israeli Government comprising very different bedfellows. Read more

Netanyahu calls emergency meeting of right-wing bloc

June 4, 2021 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called an emergency meeting of the right-wing bloc after Yesh Atid Party head Yair Lapid informed Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin late on Wednesday night that he had managed to form a coalition. Read more

Israel: What happens next

June 3, 2021 by  
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The Knesset is expected to convene as soon as possible to ratify the government with the government is expected to be sworn in 12 days on Monday. Read more

The tragedy of Benjamin Netanyahu

It didn’t have to end this way. In what may be only a matter of days, Benjamin Netanyahu’s unprecedented 12-year-run as prime minister of Israel looks to be coming to an end. Read more

Official announcement: Chairperson of Yesh Atid MK Yair Lapid informed President Rivlin that he has been able to form

June 3, 2021 by  
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In accordance with paragraph 13(b) of Basic Law: The Government (2001), Chairperson of Yesh Atid MK Yair Lapid informed President of Israel Reuven Rivlin that he has been able to form a government with Naftali Bennett as alternate Prime Minister Read more

Yair Lapid officially appointed leader of Israel’s opposition

May 28, 2020 by  
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Yesh Atid-Telem Party chairman and Knesset member Yair Lapid officially became the leader of the Israeli opposition on Wednesday. Read more

Will a secular surge spark a revolution in Israeli politics?

In an interview with The New York Times published this week, new Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh warned Israel that it might experience “a very hot summer.” Read more

Polish anti-Semitism is serious, but Yair Lapid is overreaching

May 12, 2019 by  
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Over the last year, Yair Lapid, the co-chair of Israel’s opposition Blue and White Party, has made several outspoken statements about Poland, Polish anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. Read more

Considering the national interest in the forthcoming elections

March 27, 2019 by  
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Despite the high-pitched abuse being exchanged between the principal contenders, Likud and Blue and White, paradoxically this election highlights the unity of the nation. Read more

Shift trends in the West

March 16, 2017 by  
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Australian Jewry’s role as arguably the most successful diaspora Jewish community was included in discussions at the Jewish World’s most significant  think tank, the Jewish People’s Policy Institute, in Jerusalem recently. Read more

“BDS not about settlements” – Lapid

June 7, 2015 by  
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The Chairperson of Israel political party Yesh Atid Yair Lapid, has told 700 people at the  Park Avenue Synagogue in New York that the BDS situation “is getting worse”. Read more

Lapid on the front foot

December 4, 2014 by  
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Israeli party Yesh Atid’s chairman Yair Lapid has taken his first shot at incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who has called for an election in March. Read more

Yesh Atid says immediate Israeli elections “unnecessary”

December 2, 2014 by  
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Netanyahu is leading Israel to unnecessary elections. Read more

Rhetoric v Reality

June 2, 2013 by  
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No question that Yair Lapid was the outstanding success story of the Israeli elections held earlier this year…writes Dr Ron Weiser. Read more