Running against Lapid

First MK to announce: Running against Lapid for party leadership

Member of Knesset Ram Ben Barak announced his intention to run for the leadership of the "Yesh Atid" party against Yair Lapid, stating, "I congratulate the party leader, MK Yair Lapid, on his decision"

(Photo: Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Following the Yesh Atid party conference's announcement today that elections for the position of party leader will take place in December, a first Knesset member from the party declared that he will compete against Lapid for the position.

This is Member of Knesset Ram Ben-Barak, who wrote: "I applaud the decision of the party leader, MK Yair Lapid, to hold elections for the position of party leader."

Ben-Barak mentioned that "as I have declared in the past, I informed the party's election committee this evening that I intend to submit my candidacy for the position."

"According to the election regulations, it is required to obtain 75 signatures from members of the committee, and it is my intention to do so," stated Ben-Barak.

As mentioned, the Yesh Atid party's conference announced today (Monday) that elections for the position of party leader will take place in December.

From the statement issued by the party, it was reported that members of the Yesh Atid committee received notice that the party's annual conference will convene during the month of December. During the conference, they will discuss the agenda items, and there will be a vote on the appointment of the party leader.

Furthermore, it was stated that committee members who meet all the criteria can submit their candidacy for election according to the regulations until the beginning of November.

The conference published the criteria for applying:

  • Eligible to be prime minister according to the law.
  • Is a party member for at least three consecutive years before the date of the election for the party leadership.
  • Has not been convicted of a criminal act involving moral turpitude, and it has not been decided to prosecute them for a criminal act involving moral turpitude.

It should be noted that this is the party's second convention, as on January 4, 2022, the party held its first convention in over a decade since its establishment. Additionally, they emphasize that during the first convention, there was no vote because, apart from the party leader, Yair Lapid, no other candidates were presented.

0 Comments

Do not send comments that include inflammatory words, defamation, and content that exceeds the limit of good taste.

Hamas leaders, Qatar

Hamas leaders forced to relocate

The leadership of Hamas have been reportedly kicked out of Qatar amid pressure for a ceasefire deal in Gaza. 

Eliana Fleming, JFeed Staff | 21:09

Israel-Gaza war, Rafah

Is the IDF's operation in Rafah coming to an end?

IDF Chief Says major progress has been made in destroying Hamas' Rafah Brigade. "We have a very high record in the Rafah battles, and I tell you, I appreciate that very much," Halevi said.

Eliana Fleming, JFeed Staff | 20:35

Iran, Israel Hezbollah war 

Taliban to take 'joint action' against Israel

As a potential war with Hezbollah in Lebanon brews, Iran and the terror group the Taliban have announced their interest in becoming involved in a war against Israel.

Eliana Fleming, JFeed Staff | 20:01

Anti-Israel, Pro-Hamas protests

"Appauling" Biden reacts to anti-Israel protest outside synagogue

After violence broke out yesterday when Pro-Palestinian protestors clashed with Pro-Israeli's just outside the Adas Torah synagogue in LA, US president Biden condemns the attack.

Eliana Fleming, JFeed Staff | 19:15

IDF, Hostage update

After the IDF spokesman's announcement: This is the number of abductees who are not alive

Following the IDF spokesperson's announcement regarding the fall of IDF soldier Muhammad Elatrash in battle, who was defined as a captive, the number of captives identified as deceased has risen to 45.

Eliana Fleming, JFeed Staff | 18:32

Israel-Gaza War, Hostages

Hamas leaders preparing to leave Qatar - to where?

The National, an English language Emirati paper, reports that Hamas political leaders are planning to leave Qatar rather than yield to American pressure to agree to a hostage deal.

Avi Woolf | 17:47

Israel-Gaza War, Hezbollah

Watch: IDF strikes deep inside Lebanon

The IDF struck Hezbollah aerial defense systems in Baalbek deep inside Lebanon.

Avi Woolf | 17:35

Israel-Gaza War, October 7

Netanyahu to meet survivors of October 7 Hamas attack at Nir Oz

The Prime Minister made this decision after receiving a letter from the residents of Nir Oz beseeching him to understand the experience of being abandoned and defenseless.

Avi Woolf | 17:19

Politics, Netanyahu, Hostage deal

Deal or no deal: backlash following Netanyahu's interview 

Netanyahu sparks controversy as he agrees to hostage deal but not a permanent pause in fighting. Such comments seem to go against the last ceasefire deal accepted by Israel, causing contradictions regarding Israel's exact goals for the war and its potential end. 

Eliana Fleming, JFeed Staff | 17:18

Israel-Gaza War, Hostages

GRAPHIC: Video of hostages being taken on October 7

A Hamas video showing the kidnapping of Hersh Goldberg-Polin, Or Levy, and Eliya Cohen was released today with the families' permission.

Avi Woolf | 16:41

IDF Gaza airstrikes, Hamas 

IDF kills senior Hamas operative

A prominent Hamas leader who developed weapons for the terrorist group was killed in a drone strike in the Gaza Strip yesterday, the Israeli military claims.

Eliana Fleming, JFeed Staff | 16:16

Israel-Gaza War

How many Palestinians have left the Gaza Strip?

The London-based Saudi paper al-Majalla reported that a surprising number of Palestinians have left the Gaza Strip entirely.

JFeed Staff | 16:04