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Labor Party Demands New Israel Elections

Opposition chairperson MK Shelley Yacimovich (Labor) called Wednesday morning for moving up elections, in the wake of Kadima’s withdrawal from the unity government.

“I am calling on you, Bibi, let’s go to elections – we even have a reasonable date,” she said, November 27.

In a press conference held at the Knesset, Yacimovich referred to the failed talks on formulating a legislation alternative to the Tal Law, regarding drafting of ultra-Orthodox men to the IDF.

“If I were prime minister now, more Haredim would be enlisting than ever before, without hatred and without contention and with dialogue. Benjamin Netanyahu was never anointed as a king. The King Bibi myth, which has been fanned and intensified by a public relations system at which there is no doubt the Prime Minister excels. Netanyahu is a strong politician, but he is only a politician.”

For more, go to Haaretz.com

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