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Israel’s Lapid celebrates 10 years since founding Yesh Atid

Ten years after founding his own party, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid keeps low profile so as not to jeopardize his chances of taking over the premiership in a year and a half.
Yesh Atid

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid commemorated the 10th anniversary of his Yesh Atid party on Jan. 8, sharing photos of big cake to celebrate his ambitious personal project.

Until January 2012, Lapid was a popular TV host and columnist. At 48, he was considered one of the most influential people in the country’s television industry. He hosted Channel 2’s “Friday Studio” and wrote the most highly read column in the “Seven Days” weekend supplement of the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper. He spoke and wrote extensively about secular and liberal ideals while expressing his deep desire for a new kind of politics to transform the country.

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