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Chairperson Yesh Atid Lapid secretly met with Israel's main paper owner: report



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The meeting was reported to take place while Yair Lapid served as finance minister from 2013-2015

Yair Lapid, Chair of Israeli sentiment, Yesh Atid, met with the owner and publisher of a suspected pro-Netanyahu daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth while Lapid served as finance minister, Israel Channel 10 reported on Friday.

The meeting was held at the Arnon "Noni" Mozes house on Friday morning, according to the report.

Lapid's meeting with Mozes, which has the largest newspaper in Israel in terms of sales and circulation, is not publicly documented.

Yesh Atid responded Channel 10 reported saying that Lapid had indeed met Mozes but the meeting was nothing extraordinary.

"During his tenure, Yair Lapid met with editors and publishers from major media in Israel, including Mozes, Sheldon and Miri Adelson, Ron Lauder, Eli Azur, and others, as did all senior politicians in Israel," the party statement read .

Lapid served as finance minister in Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's cabinet between 2013 and 2015.

Lapid used to work as a contributor for Yedioth Ahronoth before entering politics and establishing Yesh Atid.

Mozes was investigated in 2017 in the "Case 2000" for settings & # 39; quid pro quo & # 39; with Netanyahu where newspapers will benefit in return for better coverage for the prime minister.

"The 2000 case" and other investigations by Israeli leaders and close family members and colleagues are still being considered by prosecutors, although both Netanyahu and Mozes were recommended for charges of bribery by Israeli Police.


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