Opposition leader Shelly Yacimovich (Labor) brought another MK into her camp
Tuesday, ahead of her party’s leadership primary next month.
Bar-Lev (Labor) announced that he backs Yacimovich in the November 21 Labor
leadership race, saying he has “no doubt that she has the leadership
characteristics, the determination and the ability to lead the party as an
active body with a decisive influence in diplomatic and social
Bar-Lev is the ninth of Labor’s 15 MKs to support Yacimovich,
after Nachman Shai, Moshe Mizrahi, Miki Rosenthal, Stav Shaffir, Michal Biran,
Itzik Shmuli and Knesset Economics Committee chairman Avishay Braverman. MKs
Eitan Cabel and Erel Margalit support Yacimovich’s challenger, Isaac
Labor secretary-general Hilik Bar and MK Binyamin Ben- Eliezer,
who is running for president, and MK Merav Michaeli remained neutral.
the last year, I stood by Yacimovich in times of difficult decisions. I saw her
deal with them, hear criticism and continue working toward her goals,” Bar-Lev
Yacimovich thanked Bar- Lev, saying that he contributed from his
experience in the military and in the private sector to politics and he
exemplifies Labor’s values.
“MK Bar-Lev is a central partner in waving
Labor’s diplomatic-security flag,” she said.
Herzog is launching his
campaign in a major event in Tel Aviv Thursday. The Labor MK’s campaign plans to
bus in activists from Kiryat Shmona, Haifa, Beersheba, Jerusalem, Ashkelon and
Ashdod, and Julis and Yirka.