Monday, January 7, 2013

Lapid: Block Who? Bibi Will Be Prime Minister

Yesh Atid leader, Yair Lapid said at an event at Haifa University Monday, that his party would not necessarily participate in an “automatic block” coalition that Tzipi Livni was trying to organize. 

“I'm not happy about the prospect of Netanyahu's winning and I would be very happy if the situation changed at the last minute, but all the polls show that this is unlikely to happen, and Netanyahu will be forming the next government,” Lapid told the audience of students.
“We are not going to be blocking anything,” said Lapid. “And in fact, the parties that will be participating in this block with Livni are the Arab parties, and we will not participate in such an effort with Hanin Zuabi."

Lapid also indicated he felt very uncomfortable with both Livni and Yechimovich. “We still do not know Livni's positions on a number of issues important to us, such as education and ensuring that all Israelis serve in the IDF. As far as the Labor Party is concerned, there is a wide gap in our stances on a number of issues, such as economic issues."