Israel Elections: Prime Minister Yair Lapid faces an uphill battle

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Israel Elections: Prime Minister Yair Lapid faces an uphill battle
INSIDE POLITICS: Despite low expectations from detractors, can Israel's unlikely prime minister prove that, once again, yes he can?
By TAL SHALEV
Published: AUGUST 5, 2022

“So many people belittled us, so many commentators sat in the studios explaining there was no chance and it wouldn’t happen. But you believed, and thanks to you – it happened,” Yair Lapid told an admiring crowd of close to 2,000 Yesh Atid supporters on Wednesday night in Tel Aviv, as he launched his election campaign.

This was the first time the Yesh Atid crowd had gathered since Lapid became prime minister last month, so it was more like a victory celebration, even though elections are 90 days away. He was welcomed like a rock star, with drums beating, enthusiastic chanting, and more than a sprinkling of flattering speeches.

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