Analysis: Another move in the chess game between Lapid and the haredi parties

The haredim may be celebrating a victory, but Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid and his secularist agenda stand to gain from their aggression.

The ministerial votes to freeze the Western Wall compromise and approve a bill giving the Chief Rabbinate a monopoly had reverberations throughout Israel and the Jewish World, but in the political sphere, one of the most interesting figures to watch following these decisions is Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid.

These decisions can be seen as another move on the chessboard in a long-running game between Lapid and the haredi parties. Continue reading

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