Israel’s Lapid seizes his turn to confront Netanyahu

TEL AVIV-Yair Lapid waited more than a decade to become Israel’s prime minister this week, albeit on an interim basis. Now the former talk show host has four months to widen his support base and keep his job ahead of the upcoming November election.

Mr. Lapid has long been an important player behind the scenes. Before the Naftali Bennett-led government collapsed, Mr Lapid helped build an eight-party coalition comprising centrists, right-wingers, leftists and an independent Arab party that was largely bound by a common antipathy towards the former leader of the country, Benjamin Netanyahu.


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