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Lapid: Israel rebuilding relations with Congress after years of neglect

Lapid: Israel rebuilding relations with Congress after years of neglect

Foreign Minister speaks to US House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer about US aid to replenish Iron Dome.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/09/2021 23:32
Lapid speaks to Swedish counterpart

Lapid speaks to Swedish counterpart

This is the first time in seven years that the foreign ministers of Israel and Sweden have spoken.Elad Benari, Canada, 20/09/2021 21:54
FM Lapid speaks to Egyptian counterpart

FM Lapid speaks to Egyptian counterpart

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry express desire to advance the relationship between the countries.Elad Benari, 20/09/2021 02:08
Watch: Video conference marking Abraham Accords anniversary

Watch: Video conference marking Abraham Accords anniversary

The US State Department will hold a video conference today to mark one year since the historic agreements.Arutz Sheva Staff , 17/09/2021 15:36
Yair Lapid: 'Naftali Bennett is prime minister with 61 seats, not six'

Yair Lapid: 'Naftali Bennett is prime minister with 61 seats, not six'

Foreign Min. Lapid says he's certain rotation deal will be kept, brushes off claims that PM Bennett has just 6 Knesset seats supporting him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/09/2021 14:29
Bennett pledges to step down when Lapid's time as PM comes

Bennett pledges to step down when Lapid's time as PM comes

PM: I will transfer responsibility for Israel to Yair Lapid on the day of the rotation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/09/2021 21:36
Hadar Goldin's family blasts Lapid's Gaza plan

Hadar Goldin's family blasts Lapid's Gaza plan

Family of soldier whose body is held by Hamas: In Protective Edge, they abandoned the fighters, now they are abandoning their families.Ben Ariel, 13/09/2021 03:58
Lapid unveils 'economy for security' plan for Gaza, PA

Lapid unveils 'economy for security' plan for Gaza, PA

Plan grants PA control of Gaza crossings, offers 'transportation link' across Israel connecting Gaza to PA, artificial island for Gaza port.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 19:35
Lapid: An attack on America is an attack on us all

Lapid: An attack on America is an attack on us all

Israel marks 20th anniversary of September 11 attacks. 'We share the same values of freedom. Of equality. Of tolerance.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 15:01
FM Yair Lapid: 'Israel won't sit quietly by, while Iran builds terror bases on our border'

FM Yair Lapid: 'Israel won't sit quietly by, while Iran builds terror bases on our border'

'We will maintain our ability to defend ourselves in the face of threats from Syria and elsewhere,' FM Lapid promises after Russia meeting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/09/2021 15:12
FM Lapid visiting Moscow for talks with Russian counterpart

FM Lapid visiting Moscow for talks with Russian counterpart

Lapid is to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on behalf of the State of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/09/2021 20:31
Lapid to meet Blinken in Washington

Lapid to meet Blinken in Washington

Foreign Minister announces plans to visit Washington in October to meet US Secretary of State.Elad Benari, Canada, 07/09/2021 00:41
Lapid to visit Moscow, meet Russian counterpart

Lapid to visit Moscow, meet Russian counterpart

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to take off for Russia after Rosh Hashanah, meet Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.Ido Ben Porat, 06/09/2021 04:31
Analyst: 'Lapid doesn't believe his turn in rotation for PM will happen'

Analyst: 'Lapid doesn't believe his turn in rotation for PM will happen'

MK Yair Lapid, currently Alternate Prime Minister, isn't banking on taking power via coalition deal promising him turn as PM, analyst says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2021 10:14
Bahrain's first ambassador to Israel meets with Foreign Minister Lapid

Bahrain's first ambassador to Israel meets with Foreign Minister Lapid

Bahrain's first ambassador to Israel arrives in Jerusalem, meets with Foreign Minister Lapid in the Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/09/2021 17:07
Lapid: Opening US consulate in eastern J'lem could harm coalition

Lapid: Opening US consulate in eastern J'lem could harm coalition

FM says opening consulate in eastern Jerusalem is 'a bad idea'. "Jerusalem is the sovereign capital of Israel and Israel alone".Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2021 15:36
Lapid: Hotovely to remain UK ambassador for 2 years

Lapid: Hotovely to remain UK ambassador for 2 years

Foreign Minister gives up on efforts to replace ambassador to the UK due to contract she signed with Foreign Ministry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/08/2021 15:32
Lapid praises Bennett and Biden after their meeting

Lapid praises Bennett and Biden after their meeting

Foreign Minister Lapid: The Prime Minister's successful visit contributed to Israel's security, its future and its diplomatic strength.Elad Benari, Canada, 27/08/2021 20:50
Algeria cuts ties with Morocco, is angry with Lapid

Algeria cuts ties with Morocco, is angry with Lapid

Algeria severs ties with Morocco due to "hostile actions", blasts "aggressive message" against it by Minister Lapid when he visited Rabat.Ido Ben Porat, 25/08/2021 03:59
Shaked: If Lapid promotes a Palestinian state he won't have a government

Shaked: If Lapid promotes a Palestinian state he won't have a government

Interior Minister responds to Foreign Minister Yair Lapid's stated support for 2-state solution, willingness to promote it as prime ministerArutz Sheva Staff, 22/08/2021 10:09
Lapid: No urgency in resuming talks with PA

Lapid: No urgency in resuming talks with PA

The foreign minister said he opposed lockdowns and supported opening the school year on time; does not regret Poland row.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2021 22:26
Foreign Min. Yair Lapid to Egyptian Intelligence Minister: Israel won't accept rocket fire

Foreign Min. Yair Lapid to Egyptian Intelligence Minister: Israel won't accept rocket fire

Egypt and Israel should advance partnerships in civilian and economic issues, Israeli Foreign Min. Yair Lapid and Egypt's Abbas Kamel agree.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/08/2021 16:33
Hodaya Monsonego's brother relates: We were fighting for her for two years

Hodaya Monsonego's brother relates: We were fighting for her for two years

'A gang of criminals took advantage of my sister and used her to smuggle drugs. I can't describe my feelings now that she's coming home.'Ido Ben Porat, 19/08/2021 10:41
Polish Dep. Foreign Minister answers Lapid: There is no reason to talk this way

Polish Dep. Foreign Minister answers Lapid: There is no reason to talk this way

Poland's deputy foreign minister says that his country is worried that Israel's negative reaction to a new Polish law will only intensify.Arutz Sheva Staff , 16/08/2021 22:56
Israel turns to international aid for firefighting assistance

Israel turns to international aid for firefighting assistance

FM Lapid asks Greek counterpart for aid in battling Jerusalem mountains fire, ministry turns to numerous countries for help.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/08/2021 19:23
Foreign Ministry officials: Lapid's approach to Poland is misguided

Foreign Ministry officials: Lapid's approach to Poland is misguided

Poland is only doing what the rest of Europe has already done, albeit with more fanfare, say Israeli diplomats who now fear reprisals.Y Rabinovitz, 16/08/2021 10:28
Polish PM attacks Israeli response to restitution law: 'Irresponsible and unjust'

Polish PM attacks Israeli response to restitution law: 'Irresponsible and unjust'

Polish PM decries decision of Foreign Minister Lapid to downgrade diplomatic relations in wake of law restricting Holocaust-era restitution.Y Rabinovitz, 15/08/2021 20:29
Foreign Min. Yair Lapid: 'Poland approved an anti-Semitic and unethical law'

Foreign Min. Yair Lapid: 'Poland approved an anti-Semitic and unethical law'

'This evening, Poland became an anti-democratic, anti-liberal country,' Foreign Minister Yair Lapid says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/08/2021 20:57
Lapid: Israel, Morocco to open embassies within 2 months

Lapid: Israel, Morocco to open embassies within 2 months

Foreign Minister Lapid attends opening of Israeli mission to Morocco, presents king with President Herzog's invitation to visit Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/08/2021 18:20
US welcomes Lapid's historic visit to Morocco

US welcomes Lapid's historic visit to Morocco

Blinken: Lapid’s trip is significant for Israel, Morocco, and the broader region.Elad Benari, 12/08/2021 06:01
Polish parliament approves restitution law

Polish parliament approves restitution law

Israel outraged over law that will affect 90 percent of restitution claims.Nitsan Keidar, 12/08/2021 01:58
Historic visit to Morocco

Historic visit to Morocco

Foreign Min. Yair Lapid to leave with delegation on historic visit to Morocco, inaugurate Israel's diplomatic mission in Rabat.Ido Ben Porat, 10/08/2021 18:55
Foreign Minister Lapid to attend Coronavirus Cabinet meetings

Foreign Minister Lapid to attend Coronavirus Cabinet meetings

Following criticism at his lack of attendance at Coronavirus Cabinet meetings, FM Yair Lapid announces he will attend 'as much as possible.'Hezki Baruch, 06/08/2021 12:14
Following uproar, Liberman to attend Coronavirus Cabinet meetings

Following uproar, Liberman to attend Coronavirus Cabinet meetings

Finance Minister to attend the Coronavirus Cabinet discussions after it was revealed that both he and Lapid had chosen not to take part.Ben Ariel, 06/08/2021 05:00
Lapid: Bennett is managing the coronavirus crisis in an exceptional manner

Lapid: Bennett is managing the coronavirus crisis in an exceptional manner

Foreign Minister responds to report that he had not taken part in Coronavirus Cabinet's meetings: I don't need to be there.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/08/2021 01:01
Defense Minister Gantz: Iran is 10 weeks away from being capable of nuclear weapon

Defense Minister Gantz: Iran is 10 weeks away from being capable of nuclear weapon

Defense Min. Gantz, Foreign Min. Lapid, tell UNSC ambassadors: 'This is the man responsible for the terror attacks in the Gulf of Oman.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/08/2021 15:25
How Putin understands the Lapid-Bennett government

How Putin understands the Lapid-Bennett government

Russia’s decision to assist the Syrians in intercepting Israeli strikes on Iranian assets is a major strategic blow. Op-ed.Caroline Glick, 01/08/2021 19:33
US, Israel to work together to investigate attack on ship

US, Israel to work together to investigate attack on ship

State Department on Blinken-Lapid conversation: They agreed to work with the United Kingdom, Romania, and other international partners.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/08/2021 05:11
Lapid: We must never remain silent in the face of Iranian terrorism

Lapid: We must never remain silent in the face of Iranian terrorism

Foreign Minister: Iran is not just an Israeli problem, but an exporter of terrorism, destruction and instability.Elad Benari, Canada, 30/07/2021 21:50
The “End of history” according to Foreign Minister Yair Lapid

The “End of history” according to Foreign Minister Yair Lapid

The "End of history" idea that all nations would adopt liberal democracy seems to have been largely overlooked by today Jew-haters. Op-ed.Ron Jager, 29/07/2021 04:00
FM Lapid to US Senator: Polish restitution law must be stopped

FM Lapid to US Senator: Polish restitution law must be stopped

Lapid spoke to Senator Jacky Rosen who agreed that the new Polish law is of deep concern.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 15:02
Knesset approves Bennett-Lapid rotation deal

Knesset approves Bennett-Lapid rotation deal

Opposition walks out of debate, vote on agreement to allow Bennett and Lapid to rotate as prime minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2021 20:32
Foreign Ministry offers afternoons off

Foreign Ministry offers afternoons off

'Spending time with the children does not harm work,' Foreign Minister Yair Lapid says.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 27/07/2021 19:06
FM Lapid slams "unjust and damaging" Polish restitution law

FM Lapid slams "unjust and damaging" Polish restitution law

Lapid says Israel will "firmly defend the dignity of Holocaust victims, their memory and their rights" as Polish Senate approves bill.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/07/2021 18:36
The lack of respect for Israel’s new government

The lack of respect for Israel’s new government

The apparent disregard and lack of respect by the Biden administration of Israel’s new government could have been foretold. Op-ed..Benjamin Sipzner, 21/07/2021 21:30
Lapid to visit Morocco

Lapid to visit Morocco

Lapid will become the first Israeli Foreign Minister to visit Morocco at the end of July.Elad Benari, 20/07/2021 06:04
Herzog and Lapid hold first working meeting

Herzog and Lapid hold first working meeting

Herzog tells Foreign Minister that he is available to the government to promote Israel's foreign relations.Hezki Baruch, 19/07/2021 05:04
Regavim to Bennett: Pull yourself together, evacuate Khan Al Ahmar today

Regavim to Bennett: Pull yourself together, evacuate Khan Al Ahmar today

Regavim movement responds to Lapid’s announcement postponement of evacuation of illegal Bedouin town.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/07/2021 00:36
Lapid: Delay demolition of illegal Jerusalem-area Bedouin town

Lapid: Delay demolition of illegal Jerusalem-area Bedouin town

Israeli Foreign Minister calls on government to push off evacuation of illegal Bedouin town east of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 21:04
The Lapid-Bennett government’s foreign policy ‘doctrine’

The Lapid-Bennett government’s foreign policy ‘doctrine’

Under Lapid, Israel’s foreign policy is based on sucking up to the US progressives, Belgian jetsetters and the Palestinian Arabs.Op-ed.Caroline Glick, 18/07/2021 16:46
Likud activists stab effigies of PM Bennett, Yair Lapid

Likud activists stab effigies of PM Bennett, Yair Lapid

Right-wing demonstrators protesting against government stab caricatures of the prime minister and foreign minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/07/2021 10:04
Netanyahu: Lapid destroys the very concept of anti-Semitism

Netanyahu: Lapid destroys the very concept of anti-Semitism

Opposition leader slams Foreign Minister for saying other forms of hate and violence are the same as anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2021 20:52
Lapid: All hate is anti-Semitism

Lapid: All hate is anti-Semitism

Foreign Minister says 'anti-Semites were slave traders, Hutu's who slaughtered Tutsi's, those who kill LGBT youth.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/07/2021 18:40
PM Bennett and Chess Grandmaster Lapid

PM Bennett and Chess Grandmaster Lapid

Lapid has always been an anti-Torah, anti-Yeshiva, eftist. With rising popularity,It matters little to him if the government collapses OP-edAlan H. Perlman, 14/07/2021 14:33
Lapid in isolation after adviser tests positive for COVID

Lapid in isolation after adviser tests positive for COVID

Foreign Minister in quarantine despite testing negative for COVID after an adviser tests positive in delegation returning from Brussels.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2021 22:32
Lapid meets Egyptian counterpart in Brussels

Lapid meets Egyptian counterpart in Brussels

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meets Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry as part of his trip to the European Union.Elad Benari, 12/07/2021 02:02
Vice President of Equatorial Guinea visits Israel

Vice President of Equatorial Guinea visits Israel

During his visit, the Vice President will sign a memorandum of understanding on political consultations between the two countries.Ido Ben Porat, 12/07/2021 00:07