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Sara Netanyahu, Yair Lapid are birthday buddies

Blue and White party No. 2 shares the same birthday as prime minister’s wife, reveals that the two exchange greetings every year

Sara Netanyahu, left, and her husband Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau, right, attend the Jewish Moroccan celebration of Mimuna, in Or Akiva on April 27, 2019.( Flash90)
Sara Netanyahu, left, and her husband Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyau, right, attend the Jewish Moroccan celebration of Mimuna, in Or Akiva on April 27, 2019.( Flash90)

Blue and White party No. 2 MK Yair Lapid, who shares a November 5 birthday with Sara Netanyahu, wife of the prime minister, revealed Tuesday that the two exchange greetings every year on their special day.

Although Lapid’s party is the chief rival to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud, and the lawmaker has campaigned for the premier to be ousted, Lapid said he has “good ties” with Sara and that every year they send each other a text message.

“I have nothing against her,” Lapid told the national religious-oriented Srugim website, adding that he disapproves of the unwanted attention that the prime minister’s wife and family are sometimes subjected to.

“It is not right or appropriate,” he said.

Blue and White party No. 2 MK Yair Lapid speaks at a party faction meeting in the Knesset, October 3, 2019. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Lapid this year turned 56, and Sara 61.

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