Quotes by: Yair Lapid

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Judaism is a whole line of values that have existed for thousands of years, but the democratic idea is a new idea, and significant parts of it stand in contradiction to Judaism.
Yair Lapid
I think that haredi children should study the core subjects and that their parents must work, and I believe that there are many haredim who think like me and would be glad to discover that someone is fighting the radical functionaries and rabbis who embitter their lives.
Yair Lapid
Holocaust survivors came to Israel in order to establish a new human society where nobody would be able to hurt them just because they're Jewish. This is both a furious and vulnerable message.
Yair Lapid
Israel can't be the only country in the Western world not to have freedom of religion.
Yair Lapid
The State of Israel was not established so that the anti-Semites will disappear but, rather, so we can tell them to get lost.
Yair Lapid
The liberals will surely argue that every person has the right to fall in love with no regard to religion, creed or gender, but I am not that liberal.
Yair Lapid
I want to live in a country that is not just a place but also an idea, and Jerusalem is the heart of the idea. There may be practical considerations, but a country cannot exist without an ethos, and Jerusalem is an ethos.
Yair Lapid
Israeli teachers are not required to hold an academic degree, and their salaries are the lowest in the Western world.
Yair Lapid
Even in an enlightened democracy, the media have to check themselves to make sure they are not contributing to an unnecessary mass hysteria.
Yair Lapid
Instead of personal security, citizens are afraid to walk down the street in Jerusalem.
Yair Lapid
I like Tel Aviv; I live in Tel Aviv, but our right of return is Jerusalem. We did not return after 2,000 years for Tel Aviv but for Jerusalem.
Yair Lapid
I'm not telling you what to do on the Sabbath, and you won't tell me.
Yair Lapid
Politicians around the world are very different, but they all have one thing in common: The first thing they respond to is public opinion.
Yair Lapid
Intellectuals are people who manage the world in their head. They look at life and try to see some kind of truth, and if they cannot find it, they attempt to create it.
Yair Lapid
I don't feel we need a declaration from the Palestinians that they recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
Yair Lapid
An old friend of mine, an economist by trade, once explained to me that the statistical definition of 'dilemma' is 49.9% in favor and 50.1% against. If the gap is greater, there is no dilemma, because the answer is clear.
Yair Lapid
There's always a reason not to do anything... to flee the need to make decisions.
Yair Lapid
Israel's middle class is paying for those below it, and that's fine, but also for those who are above it, and that's very wrong.
Yair Lapid
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