Yair Lapid

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Yair Lapid

Yair Lapid, Hebrew: יאיר לפיד , (born November 5, 1963 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli politician of Yesh Atid ("There is a Future").

Lapid is founder and party chair of Yesh Atid. He has been a Member of Knesset since 2013, and was finance minister in the Third Netanyahu Government from 2013 to 2014. Since May 17, 2020 he has been leading the opposition.

Previously he worked as an actor, journalist, news anchor and television presenter. He has also written several books.

Yair Lapid is the son of the late politician and journalist Tommy Lapid and playwright and novelist Shulamit Lapid.

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