Sunday, January 27, 2013

Meet Yair Lapid

We American's don't know too much about Yair Lapid, the new wunderkind of Israeli politics and many of us are reflexively afraid of his last name. The video embedded above is a solid introduction to his style and way of thinking, and more than worth the 20-odd minutes it will take you to watch it.

In a nutshell, his speech concedes defeat to the Haredim and begs the new overlords to please be as unobnoxious as possible. Yet, Lapid does this with no snark or malice or bitterness whatsoever, and makes some solid points while sounding some generous and conciliatory notes. Watch it now, and thank me later.

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