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

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

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).