Yair Lapid

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Yair Lapid, Hebrew: יאיר לפיד , (born November 5, 1963 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli politician of Yesh Atid ("There is a Future"). In 2021, he became the Alternate Prime Minister of Israel and Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Bennett-Lapid Government.

Lapid is the 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. On May 17, 2020 he became the Leader of 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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