Yair Lapid

Netanyahu is expected to form the country’s most right-wing government in history when he takes power, likely in the coming weeks.
Netanyahu, who is on trial for corruption, would be able to battle the charges as prime minister, improving his chances of avoiding conviction or jail time.
Polls have predicted a similar result: stalemate. But a far-right politician has surged in opinion polls recently and could shake things up.
New elections will be held on Nov. 1.
The U.S. secretary of state and Yair Lapid met in Rome as part of a push to create a lasting alliance between the two countries.
If approved by the Knesset, or parliament, centrist Yair Lapid and his diverse partners will end the 12-year rule of Benjamin Netanyahu.
The decision is sure to spark tensions between the country's strictly Orthodox and secular Jewish communities.
The failure of the opposition to coalesce under a dynamic leadership and create a national movement to stop Netanyahu and demand peace now will put Israel's future in jeopardy.
We need to separate from the Palestinians. Not for them, for us. But that separation needs to be based on strict security measures and take into account the worst case scenarios.