Yair Lapid

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Yair Lapid
יאיר לפיד
Yair Lapid February 2022.jpg
Lapid in February 2022
14th Prime Minister of Israel
Assumed office
1 July 2022 (2022-07-01)
PresidentIsaac Herzog
AlternateNaftali Bennett
Preceded byNaftali Bennett
2nd Alternate Prime Minister of Israel
In office
13 June 2021 (2021-06-13) – 1 July 2022
Prime MinisterNaftali Bennett
Preceded byBenny Gantz
Succeeded byNaftali Bennett
Leader of Yesh Atid
Assumed office
1 May 2012 (2012-05-01)
Member of the Knesset
Assumed office
5 February 2013 (2013-02-05)
Ministerial roles
2013–2014Minister of Finance
2021–Minister of Foreign Affairs
Faction represented in the Knesset
2013–2019Yesh Atid
2019–2020Blue and White
2020–Yesh Atid
Other roles
2020–2021Leader of the Opposition
Personal details
Born (1963-11-05) 5 November 1963 (age 58)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Political partyYesh Atid
Spouse(s)Lihi Lapid
Children3
ParentsTommy Lapid
Shulamit Lapid
Occupation
  • Politician
  • journalist

Yair Lapid, Hebrew: יאיר לפיד , (born 5 November 1963 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli politician of Yesh Atid ("There is a Future"). He has been the Prime Minister of Israel since July 2022.

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. From 17 May 2020 to 13 June 2021, he was the Leader of the Opposition.

In June 2021, he became the Alternate Prime Minister of Israel and Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Bennett-Lapid Government.

On 20 June 2022, then-Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced that he would call for a vote to dissolve the Knesset and that he would step down as prime minister shortly after the vote. Naftali resigned on 30 June 2022 and Lapid became prime minister on 1 July 2022.[1]

Previously Lapid 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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  1. Estrin, Daniel (20 June 2022). "Israel's prime minister is stepping down, sparking a new round of elections". NPR. Retrieved 24 June 2022.

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