Yair Lapid, 1963-

Born in Tel Aviv, Lapid followed the path of his father, Tommy, in gaining fame as a journalist, then moving into politics with a vision for a secular government. Lapid worked for Channel 1 and wrote books before he launched the centrist Yesh Atid party in 2012. He has served as finance minister, foreign minister and head of the opposition. When the coalition formed in 2021 broke after a year, he became Israel’s 14th prime minister.

Photo: Amos Ben Gershom, Israeli Government Press Office