Lapid’s wife halts interview over questions about his IDF service

Then-minister of foreign affairs Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi Lapid attend their son's graduation ceremony at Ariel University on June 28, 2022. (Flash90)
Then-minister of foreign affairs Yair Lapid and his wife Lihi Lapid attend their son's graduation ceremony at Ariel University on June 28, 2022. (Flash90)

Lihi Lapid, the wife of Prime Minister Yair Lapid, halts an interview with Channel 13 TV over questions about his military service.

Toward the end of the interview, which was posted on social media, she is seen to be flustered and walks off camera and asks her advisers: “They are asking stupid questions about Yair’s army service.”

She was asked what her husband really did during his time in the army, with the interviewer saying there were conflicting reports about what he did before becoming a reporter for the military magazine Bamahane, where he spent most of his compulsory military service.

“There are reports that he was in the anti-aircraft or tanks before suffering an asthma attack,” Channel 13 correspondent Neria Kraus asks, before Lapid walks away.

Krause tells TVbee that Lapid asked to redo the interview, but she refused.

“You have to ask the hard questions,” she says.

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