Activists: Yacimovich too supportive of PM in Gaza conflict

November 22, 2012 17:28


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Labor activists voiced opposition to party leader Shelly Yacimovich's behavior during Operation Pillar of Defense on Thursday, saying she aligned herself with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

A parody blog called "Shelly Yeminovich," a play on her last name and the Hebrew word for right-wing, featured a photoshopped picture of Yacimovich standing in an outpost with a giant knitted kippah on her head.

"Yeminovich" posted a clip of Yacimovich speaking out against a ceasefire on Channel 1 News. Another post featured an Eretz Nehederet sketch in which a comedian playing Netanyahu thanked the woman who supported him – Yacimovich.

Former Peace Now secretary-general Yariv Oppenheimer said that in a time of war, it is important to show patriotism and be careful in criticism, but still differentiate Labor's path from that of Netanyahu and the Likud in diplomatic issues.

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