On January 10th 2012 I drew this drawing as a full-page illustration for the weekly column I shared with Yair Lapid for more than twenty years.
On that date, Yair announced his entry into politics and declared his intention to run for the Knesset, in the then forthcoming elections.
As someone with a clear vested interest in the continuation of our collaboration, I admit I wasnt too enthusiastic. Nevertheless, I knew this Idea was tormenting Yair for several year at that time, and there was nothing much to be done in order to persuade him otherwise. Another reason for my lack of enthusiasm about his political ambitions, was my care for him as a friend who was on the verge of making a big personal sacrifice, both for him and for his family.
So, tonight, after the exit polls were reveled with a overwhelming vote of confidence in the party he founded: ‘Yesh Atid’ (there’s a future). I find myself proud of my long time partner, filled with a sense of hope that he represents for the future of the state of Israel, and for me. Good luck Yair. It was well worth it!