Founded in 2012
Yesh Atid (literally: "There is a Future") is a center party that was established before the elections for the 19th Knesset by Israeli journalist and media personality Yair Lapid. The party was the surprise of the election: it managed to win 19 seats, positioning it as the second largest political faction in the Knesset. In the 2015 elections Yesh Atid lost 8 seats.
Yesh Atid defines itself as a center party, and focuses more on social issues, civic issues, and issues of governance than on political-security issues. Among the causes it champions, Yesh Atid calls for political reform by means of a significant increase in the electoral threshold, limiting the number of ministers in the government, and stabilizing the position of the Prime Minister. Education is a central focus of the party. Yesh Atid also advocates equal military service by members of all sectors of Israeli society and hopes that within several years every Israeli citizen will serve the country through military or national civil service.
In the run-up to the April 2019 elections Yesh Atid joined the Israel Resilience Party and Telem to form the Blue and White list. Yair Lapid was placed in the second spot in the joint list. The party maintained its position within Blue and White in the next two elections (September 2019 and 2020) but ran independently once again in the 2021 elections.