Finance Minister Yair Lapid is a newcomer to Israeli politics. His Yesh Atid (“There Is a Future”) political party was the surprise of Israel’s January 2013 elections, obtaining 19 seats in the Knesset and ultimately joining as a partner in the governing coalition.
Join us for this unique opportunity to hear Lapid speak candidly about the challenges for peace, security and economic prosperity facing the state of Israel.
Co-presented with the Israel Policy Forum, a nonprofit, nonpartisan American organization dedicated to promoting Israel's future as a secure, Jewish and democratic state by advancing a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Arab conflict.
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Yair Lapid was born in Israel in 1963. As of March 2013, he is the minister of finance in Israel's newly formed government. He founded a brand-new political party, Yesh Atid, in 2012. In the recent general elections in January, Yesh Atid surprised politicians and pollsters alike by garnering 19 out of 120 seats in the Knesset, making it the second-largest party there.
Prior to pursing a political career, Lapid was a popular television personality, anchoring Israel’s main Friday evening news program for three years and, before that, hosting a popular talk show on Israel’s Channel 2, "Yair Lapid," for eight years. On two separate occasions, he was voted Israeli television’s “host of the year.”
In his career as a journalist, Yair has interviewed some of the world's leading political, cultural and economic figures. He is also a prolific writer, having published 11 books (translated and distributed in numerous countries), several of which were #1 bestsellers in Israel.
Throughout his professional life, Yair has been active in civic and community affairs.
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