Haaretz has a great piece on Yair Lapid and the success of his new Yesh Atid party:


Despite the constant mocking and relentless scorn he received from social media users, despite a tumultuous campaign that often ventured into clichés, having suffered from a lousy start and struggled with what seemed to be an infinite number of mistakes and gaffes, Yair Lapid did it.
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[T]here’s a bigger story here, or at least a more interesting one, than the hilarity that Lapid inspires. Yesh Atid, a haven for young and middle-aged Ashkenazis with a tendency for yuppieness and a distinct feeling their country has been stolen by settlers and the ultra-Orthodox, won 19 seats on Tuesday.


Also, here is the NYT piece on Lapid.
It’ll be fascinating to see how a coalition gets pulled together out of these election results … especially as I’m supposed to lecture on precisely that topic at an event next week.

Haaretz has a great piece on Yair Lapid and the success of his new Yesh Atid party:

Despite the constant mocking and relentless scorn he received from social media users, despite a tumultuous campaign that often ventured into clichés, having suffered from a lousy start and struggled with what seemed to be an infinite number of mistakes and gaffes, Yair Lapid did it.

[…]

[T]here’s a bigger story here, or at least a more interesting one, than the hilarity that Lapid inspires. Yesh Atid, a haven for young and middle-aged Ashkenazis with a tendency for yuppieness and a distinct feeling their country has been stolen by settlers and the ultra-Orthodox, won 19 seats on Tuesday.

Also, here is the NYT piece on Lapid.

It’ll be fascinating to see how a coalition gets pulled together out of these election results … especially as I’m supposed to lecture on precisely that topic at an event next week.

# Israel # politics # global affairs # Lapid # Yesh Atid

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