Just a Pretty Face - The Impending Political Suicide of Mr. Yair Lapid

3 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2013 Last revised: 14 Jan 2019

See all articles by Barbara Pfeffer Billauer

Barbara Pfeffer Billauer

Institute of World Politics; International Program in Bioethics, U. of Porto; Foundation for Law and Science Centers, Inc.

Date Written: March 3, 2013

Abstract

This essay was originally written shortly after the election. Viewed in hindsight, it appears Mr. Lapid was on a trajectory of self-destruction from the outset:

The article furnishes a commentary on the potential coalition of Mr Netanyahu and demonstrates the ineptitude of Mr Yair Lapid in choosing political bedfellows. I demonstrate that his current position - , if played out - will severely tarnish his reputation or result in his political demise, as well as bring down the present government. While this may be perceived as a fate to be avoided at all costs by the present government, an analysis of the after-effects of such an event would indicate it would eventually inure to the benefit of Netanyahu.

Keywords: Netanyahu, Coalition, Lapid, Bennet, Livni, Political Ineptitude, Politicial Manuevering, Political Associations, Israel, Israeli Politics, Coalition Building, Political Parties

JEL Classification: B3, B31, C7, C78, D72, D73, D74, D89

Suggested Citation

Billauer, Barbara P., Just a Pretty Face - The Impending Political Suicide of Mr. Yair Lapid (March 3, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2227721 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2227721

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