Yair Lapid

Israel extends military exemption for ultra-Orthodox Jews

The 2014 law was seen by many Israelis as amending the historic injustice of an exemption handed to the ultra- Orthodox in 1948, when Israel was created.

Nov 25, 2015, 05:37 AM IST

Israel vote puts PM, centre-left on collision course

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a growing threat from centre-left rivals who have joined forces to try to oust the rightwing leader in snap elections, experts say.

Dec 13, 2014, 09:53 AM IST
Israeli PM fires two top ministers, seeks early General Election

Israeli PM fires two top ministers, seeks early General Election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni Tuesday evening, according to a statement from the prime minister's office.

Dec 03, 2014, 00:43 AM IST

Israeli PM eyes big increase in defence spending

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday said he was supporting an increase in defence spending in the upcoming 2015 budget in opposition to the stance of the finance minister, which may lead to the collapse of his political coalition.

Sep 15, 2014, 03:49 AM IST

Gaza aid should be tied to restored PA rule: Yair Lapid

Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid has called on the international community to pull together a massive aid package for Gaza conditioned on the Palestinian Authority returning to power in place of the Islamic militant group Hamas.

Aug 12, 2014, 03:50 AM IST

Israel`s Lieberman slams ministers over policy cacophony

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman today lashed out at fellow ministers for espousing contradictory solutions to the conflict with the Palestinians, maintaining Israel needed one binding diplomatic plan.

Jun 10, 2014, 03:41 AM IST

Israeli finance minister threatens to quit government

Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu late Sunday for his handling of diplomatic affairs, and threatened to quit the government if it decides to annex West Bank territories, the media reported.

Jun 09, 2014, 05:34 AM IST

Israeli cabinet curbs government spending limits

Israeli cabinet approved Sunday a finance ministry`s plan to curb the limits of the government budget.

Dec 30, 2013, 04:51 AM IST

Israel fears Obama leading Mid-East towards catastrophe: Report

The Israeli political-security establishment is increasingly concerned by an American desire to reach a final deal with Iran regardless of the price, with some officials accusing US President Barack Obama of leading the region towards a catastrophe, a media report said on Tuesday.

Dec 03, 2013, 14:21 PM IST

Israeli minister seeks interim deal with Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s senior coalition partner says that reaching a final peace agreement with the Palestinians is unrealistic.

May 20, 2013, 08:16 AM IST

Israeli PM Netanyahu strikes deal to form govt

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struck a deal to form the much-delayed next government ahead of US President Barack Obama`s maiden visit.

Mar 14, 2013, 15:32 PM IST

Israeli PM set to return, announcement on Saturday

Israel`s hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to be officially authorised by President Shimon Peres to form the government for a third time.

Jan 31, 2013, 19:57 PM IST

Election setback for Netanyahu as Lapid emerges as kingmaker

A political rookie, Yair Lapid, has emerged as a kingmaker in Israeli elections spoiling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s victory celebrations.

Jan 23, 2013, 09:07 AM IST