Yair Lapid's unlikely rise from TV star to Israeli prime minister

Some in Israel dismissed Yair Lapid as just another media star when the former news anchor, ad pitchman and soap actor launched his bid for political power a decade ago.

But the 58-year-old, who is set to become the Jewish state’s next prime minister at midnight, has a history of surpassing expectation during a political career which, even by Israeli standards, has been turbulent.


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