Yair Lapid takes over as Israel’s 14th prime minister

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Yair Lapid officially became 14th prime minister of Israel’s. Yair Lapid is an Israeli politician and former journalist serving as the 14th prime minister of Israel since 1 July 2022. He previously served as the alternate prime minister of Israel and minister of Foreign Affairs from 2021 to 2022. Lapid also serves as the chairman of the centrist Yesh Atid, having previously served as Leader of the Opposition from 2020 to 2021 and as Minister of Finance from 2013 to 2014.


Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

  • Prime minister: Yair Lapid
  • Capital: Jerusalem
  • Founded: 14 May 1948
  • Currency: Israeli Shekel
  • Population: 92.2 lakhs (2020) World Bank
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