Israelis are on another political rollercoaster today. This evening, President Reuven Rivlin announced he was handing Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid the mandate for composing the next government. This morning 56 Knesset members told the president they support Lapid for the job.
Rivlin made his decision after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to compose a majority-supported cabinet. Netanyahu’s mandate expired last night at midnight.