Yair Lapid New Official Prime Minister of Israel

Madhyabindu Online

Yair Lapid officially became the 14th Prime Minister of Israel at the stroke of midnight between Thursday and Friday.

Lapid’s term could be the short one as he take over the caretaker government ahead of Israel’s election which was scheduled to take place on November 1, The Times of Israel reported.

“We’ll do the best we can for a Jewish, democratic state, good and strong and thriving, because that is the job, and it’s bigger than all of us,” Lapid said at a handover ceremony with the outgoing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday afternoon.

On his first day in office, Lapid’s first agenda is to hold a meeting with Ronen Bar, the head of the Shin Bet security agency, at the Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Shortly after this, the new Prime minister is scheduled to hold a meeting to discuss “the captives and MIAs”, a reference to the two Israeli men and the remains of two Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers being held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.