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Israel, austerity, and the end of the honeymoon for Yair Lapid

Just a few months after a strong showing in the Israeli elections, Yair Lapid is under fire. Now the Finance Minister in a coalition government with Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party, Lapid is bearing the brunt of public anger over a rough set of austerity measures recently passed in Israel. Natan Sachs of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution joins us to explain. (Photo: AP Images).

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