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Watch Yair Lapid in an Israeli Rom Com

The Yesh Atid party leader shows his acting chops in a film from the nineties

by
Alexander Aciman
January 23, 2013
sraeli actor, journalist and author Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party, speaks to journalists on January 23, 2013 outside his home in Ramat Aviv, northern Tel Aviv. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
sraeli actor, journalist and author Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party, speaks to journalists on January 23, 2013 outside his home in Ramat Aviv, northern Tel Aviv. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Although he’s been compared to Barack Obama, Yair Lapid also has, as it turns out, quite a bit in common with Ronald Reagan: a full head of hair, a knack for bumping incumbent parties out of the way, and, of course, enough charisma to win, in this case, 19 seats.

Check him (and his laughably-over-the-top acting) in this 90’s Israeli romantic comedy, Shirat HaSirena:

Alexander Aciman is a writer living in New York. His work has appeared in, among other publications, The New York Times, Vox, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic.

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