Articles tagged with: Yair Lapid

Dr. Amal Al-Hazzani
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on : Thursday, 31 Jan, 2013

The Israel We Do Not Know

Being something of an exception in the Middle East, the Israeli elections are often great fun and full of surprises. This time we saw the emergence of politician Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party that has won the admiration even of its political rivals after gaining 19 seats in the Israeli Knesset. Lapid is a TV presenter and a news anchor who decided only a few months ago to enter politics, competing with and even embarrassing senior politicians such as Tzipi Livni and Avigdor Lieberman...

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Ali El-Saleh
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on : Saturday, 26 Jan, 2013

Analysis: Israeli Election Results Opens New Horizons for Peace Process

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—One thing that the Israeli election results for the 19th Knesset confirms is that the policy of a new coalition government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be completely different than that of his previous government, including on the domestic front. This also opens the door to the peace process and negotiations with the Palestinians during Netanyahu's second term in office, whereas this issue had been a non-starter during his first term. The results...

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