Dov Lipman

picture of MK Rabbi Dov Lipman  

Dov Lipman is an ordained Orthodox rabbi and the first United States–born member of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in more than 30 years. He lives in Beit Shemesh, Israel.

Yair Lapid is a former leading Israeli journalist who announced his entry into Israeli politics in 2012. In the January 2013 national elections, his new party Yesh Atid gained 19 seats, making it the second largest party in the Knesset and Lapid one of the most powerful political figures in the country.