Foreign Minister Yair Lapid tells a conference of his Yesh Atid party: “We won’t stop until we’re the biggest party in Israel.”
“Yesh Atid is Israel’s ruling party. It is the largest party in the government, the center of weight of the nation’s rule,” he says.
“I hear the comments from Likud, Shas, United Torah Judaism, the expletives and obscenities — as far as they’re concerned, if they’re not leading, if the motorcade and offices have been taken away from them, you might as well close down the country. We will not let hatred and violence beat us.”
Lapid is set to become prime minister as part of a rotation deal with Yamina chief Naftali Bennett in 2023.