Rising star or flash in pan? Yair Lapid seeks 2nd chance to be fresh face of Israel's future

February 9, 2015 6:15 AM

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Rising star or flash in pan? Yair Lapid seeks 2nd chance to be fresh face of Israel's future

In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, Yair Lapid, Israeli former finance minister and leader of Yesh Atid party, or "There's a Future," speaks at the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem. Had he played his cards differently, Lapid might be making a serious run now to become Israel's next prime minister. Instead, today the telegenic ex-anchorman, actor and novelist is hoping simply not to become Israel's next political flash in the pan. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, Yair Lapid, Israeli former finance minister and leader of Yesh Atid party, speaks at the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem. His party, Yesh Atid or "There's a Future," came from nowhere in the 2013 election to capture 19 of the Knesset’s 120 seats, se...

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