Let's examine exactly what this article tells us;
1. Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid who rode the crest of the social wave into the Knesset, is seen leaving his mansion, getting into his BMW, putting on his designer sunglasses and flashing a whitened-teeth smile at the press.
2. He consults the Yesh Atid constitution written on the back of a postage stamp of completely unrealistic demands that he would need at least 10 more seats to obtain;
2a - Force draft the hareidim and finish the job his father failed to do in the hareidim-less government of Sharon in 2003.
2b - Attempt to negotiate with the terrorists in armani in the PA who have already proven themselves not to be partners for peace.
3. He seems to have worked up a sweat requiring a towel, no doubt from extensive davening at a heated and intense session of Shacharit prayers.
4. Naftali Bennett won't be in the coalition, neither Lapid nor Bibi want him in. Oh dear.
Fantastic article from Ynet and a real window into the World that Yair lives in. Now, if some of my fellow talkbackers could be so kind as to let me know WHO voted for this creep and more importantly, WHY?
3. Time to draft all the harideem draft dodgers
Enough is enough of these parasites
4. I hope he has suitable personal security
you never know what the loonies on the right might get up to. They have been able to hijack all sense of rationality and responsibility under Bibi and now their time is up. Don't think they're going to be too happy.
Does Lapid want to get rid of Hesder? The way the article is written it sounds like he would want the army to decide if someone can go to Hesder?
6. Yesh Atid can go to the negotiations table but
all they will find there are Israelis twiddling their thumbs waiting for the Arabs to show up - while being lectured by the Americans about coming to the negotiations table.
And still there will be no one to talk to. So lets get on with internal issues and leave the Arabs to drink Gaza water.
7. How is he going to pay
The salaries & food for all the Haredi & Arab soldiers that the Army doesn't want? This guy is a fraud.
I voted for him. Why? So that he will push for a universal draft and start negotiations - precisely the things that are upsetting you.
9. Does he want to see riots in the streets??
This is what will happen if he tries to push his plan of enforcing enlistment. It isn't as simple as that. Bennett's approach makes much more sense. Yes, the Hareidim should enlist - but not using coercive measures. It has to be done little by little with assurance that they will be in their own units. And as for the Arabs being enlisted -- LOL LOL. Very very few are doing it on their own. Let it continue this way.
10. the company he keeps
i am not thrilled with the company he keeps.
Cipora Julianna Kohn
11. Naftali Bennet keeps much better company
Cipora Julianna Kohn
No peace talks. Never. Judea and Samaria belongs to Israel. This land will never be divided. Bibi should refuse the coaliztion with him and impose himself the conditions.
Keren IL-BR ,
13. We'll thank Lapid soon enough!
It's only a mater of a few years or even months before there are more Arabs than Jews between the Jordan and the Mediterranean. We won't be able to shake off the apartheid label so easily then.
Tel Aviv, Israel
14. Sharing the burden good; "peace" talks bad
15. conservative rabbis on lapid's list enable him to help obama
These anglo rabbi's gave him all these votes and in turn they are making obama smile.
They talk about helping the poor yet have as a red line talks with palestinians when hamas controls palestinians.
So even if they get all their wishes on helping the poor they could still threaten every time they don't like how israel responds to abbas.
That is why it was imperative for the right to have a working majority so lapid wouldn't have all this power.
16. Akiva 2,, who voted for him
old kadima types from northern tel aviv, hezilya, including those nostalgic for olmert. if lapid is not careful about his connections, he will lose what he has gained in less time than it takes to say goodbye, nice to know you.
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,
17. The next big lie!!!
Wanting to send the ruling party is message is fine, but the voters' also sent the Muslims a sign of weakness by voting in someone who believes in the sham that is the peace process. This clown is willing to give God's land away; judgment awaits him, and all those godless heathens who would divide His land. The secularists' are what will destroy Israel...if allowed! Any public official who ignores the truth about the Palestinian lie, isn't fit to govern--period! This Lapid reminds me of the community organizer (totally inept) here in the US, who got voted-in on a platform of lies. It's typical: like most people who want the best new thing, and to hell with common sense and logic. Well, you get what you vote for; now, live with that wasted vote! The Palestinians will be all too happy to claim your land as their own! I guess many Jews in Israel aren't that much different than their liberal cousins in the US!
Jake Stone ,
18. Yesh Lapid!
Go, Go, Go !!!!!!!!!!!!
A Jerusalemite ,
19. Tony #7
Are you totally ignorant of the situation here?
We are already supporting all of the IDF dodging haridim with out taxes. Let them finally do something to earn it.
A Jerusalemite ,
20. Jonathan # 8 - Ditto!
21. response to Akiva...
Not being Israeli ,not being a Jew but a fan of israel, I can only say that Lapid was elected by thousands of women who thinks he is hot.
I can bet that he will be prepared to take any post now he has been elected. Power before principiles with socialist. He will also find out soon that his pals, the PAlS, won´t sit down for peace talk... He will soon realize that the PALS tell one thing to journalists and other in private to ministers.
Lapid will toe the line Bibi wants him to, He wants to be in governmemnt more than we think.
Thank God the left was a big loser.
Good luck to Israel, a beacon of freedom in the middle-east and Eurabia.
22. #2 you made a mistake
Lapid is clever: he did not say "forcefully draft the Haredim". He said let IDF decide who will be drafted.
Since the IDF does not need or want all these people, the IDF will draft only those few Arabs and Haredim that were being drafted before the High Court canceled the Tal Law.
You see, Lapid is demanding that nothing will change!
I am surprised it happened so quickly, but it seems Lapid lied to his voters.
israel israeli ,
23. Lapid wants to turn Bibi into a powerless puppet he control
His demands will cost the country a fortune and of course he doesn't want taxes going up so his economic plans make no sense unless we borrow heavily which will hurt the economy.
Demand that the haredi and possibly keeping Bennet out the coalition.
What to reduce right wing influence in government.
Limiting the number of ministries further cuts Bibi's control on government because he will be forced to give ministries away in order to form coalitions to other parties to get the into the coalition and there will be no dead end ministries which is a tactic all governments have traditionally relied on.
If there are just 18 ministries and to be divided between all the parties who join the coalition then Bibi has very little influence in policy making.
Lapid wants to create a situation where Bibi is PM in title only and all the real power will be in Lapid's hands and next election Bibi won't have much to boast about things he has achieved and Lapid is going to sell himself as the champion of change take a run at the premiership himself rather than being content with the power behind the throne.
24. Dear Akiva.....
Tell you who voted for this "creep" as you call him :
1. Can't imagine why you see white teeth as a problem, since unlike a certain sector of the population for whom the haredi health deputy minister created free dentistry, Mr. Lapid paid his own dentistry.
2. As for the towel, it's for exercise, Akiva. His slim, fit looks make a pleasant change from the lazy, obese slobs inelegantly slouched, half-asleep, over knesset seats, waiting for the next rich meal paid for by our tax money.
3. We are sickened by the growing menaces uttered by a haredi population who feel no shame in taking money from the state, but who actively refuse to serve the country as all the rest of us have to do.
4. We are outraged by preferential treatment to haredim, for no reason whatsoever other than an attitude of entitlement, in terms of housing or other benefits. Work and serve and wait your turn like everyone else.
5. We're certainly sick to death of the growing woman hatred, based not at all on torah, but medieval superstitions and ignorance.
6. Lapid at least HAS a set of aims in writing, which is a whole lot more than any of the other parties, whose sole desire appears to be "first get into power and worry about the people later".
All you've voiced is bitterness, malice and sour grapes. If that's what your shahrit prayers teach you, then we'd rather have Lapid.
25. Likelihood of Success
The utter unworkability of Lapid's draft plan bespeaks a utopian disingenuousness that will bring the government to a halt. Really? They yeshiva world will allow this? You'll drag them in chains? Some will go, but the majority will simply go to jail or leave the country. If that's what you want, you have your man of the hour.
The seat, the power and the glory always eradicate the red lines. He will prove himself to be no different from the others. He will cave in and declare that it is better to "influence from within".
28. Yair didn't say Kaddish for his father Tommy
Tommy Lapid forbade his son from saying Kaddish for him. And Yair didn't. This has to be one of the few times in history that a son did not say Kaddish for his father. Yair Lapid represents the epitome of the de-Judaized Israeli who is basically indistinguishable from a Hebrew-speaking Swede!
29. Finally some sachel
Great news. Lets hope he keeps from to those red lines.
30. 3 Yoni Why only Haredi and not...
secular draft dodgers.
Shows your hate.
Sad that from both sides there are still people who don t take this opportunity to fill the gap between the Secular and Haredi societies.
I think the silent majority wants unity.