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What does Yair Lapid as prime minister mean for Israel?

Will Israel’s interim leader prevent the return of Binyamin Netanyahu?

Just hours after Israel’s parliament dissolved itself on 30 June 2022, Yair Lapid became Israel’s 14th prime minister. He will act as interim leader until the upcoming elections in November this year.

Amir Tibon, senior editor at the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, joins Emily Tamkin to discuss whether Lapid will prove himself in office over the next four months, or whether the elections will be a lifeline for the country’s former prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu. They also cover the string of challenges facing Israel at home and abroad, including what’s next for Palestine.

Further reading:

Emily Tamkin writes about how Joe Biden’s democratic values will be tested in the Middle East.

Alona Ferber explains why Israel’s ouble standard on flag-waving is a risk to democracy.

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