Yair Lapid

Netanyahu: New Coalition ‘Dangerous and Leftwing’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday slammed the new emerging coalition that will unseat him from power as “dangerous and leftwing,” and accused his political rival Naftali Bennett, who will succeed him as prime minister, of “selling out.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the annual health conference in Tel Aviv on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Blue and White Reneges on Commitment Not to Govern with Arab Parties’ Support

Blue and White number two MK Yair Lapid on Tuesday said the only way to avoid the “catastrophe” of fourth elections was to form a narrow minority government with the backing of the Arab-majority Joint List, reneging on campaign promises that his party would never rely on support from the Arab factions.

In this Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 photo, Israeli Knesset member, Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid party, gives an interview to The Associated Press, in his office at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem. Lapid believes he has finally found a formula that will allow him to do something …

Netanyahu on Corruption Charges: Left Waging ‘Unprecedented Witch-hunt’

TEL AVIV – A deeply stirred Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday evening charged the left with waging an “unprecedented witch-hunt” aimed at toppling his government and replacing him with the “left-wing” Benny Gantz, an hour after the attorney-general announced his decision to indict the prime minister for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three cases against him.

The allegations against Israeli PM Netanyahu