Meet Yair Lapid, The Man Who Could Be Israel's Next Prime Minister

Three years ago, Yair Lapid was a centrist Israeli politician working as Benjamin Netanyahu’s finance minister. Today, he is a key witness in the corruption probe dogging the prime minister.

He’s also Netanyahu’s chief rival in the 2019 elections. If they were held tomorrow, pollsters say, Lapid’s centrist party, Yesh Atid—which translates from Hebrew as “There is a future”—could win several more seats than Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party, though Lapid would have to form a coalition from within a weak and crowded opposition.

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