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Lapid sticks to high ground en route to Israeli elections

The calm and unprovocative demeanor of Prime Minister Yair Lapid is earning him growing support within the Israeli electorate.
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With just six weeks left before the Nov. 1 elections, Prime Minister Yair Lapid is calm. His campaign consists simply of working very hard, day and night, at his post. He avoids getting dragged into mudslinging and exudes an aura of dignity and responsibility.

Unlike his predecessor Naftali Bennett, Lapid has been climbing slowly but surely in the polls in the three months since he became Israel’s caretaker prime minister.

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