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.