Ben-Simon attends Labor rebels' rally, urges MKs to give party a chance
Ben-Simon attends Labor
By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
November 8, 2009 19:04
Labor MK Daniel Ben-Simon surprisingly attended the rally of the four Labor rebel MKs currently taking place at Tel Aviv's Zionist Organization of America House, but urged the MKs not to split from Labor yet.
"I feel good about being here. I hoped that there would be meetings in Labor on ideology and a party with no vision has no future. The hopes on diplomatic issues and social justice have not born fruit. The government will not fix the social problems. This government has not removed a single outpost," said Ben-Simon said.
He went on to urge the rebels, who founded a new movement called The Democratic Stage, to give Labor two more months to prove itself.
"I am here to give Labor a last chance before it dies. Before it is thrown to the sharks, make another attempt. If in the next two months before the second meeting, things don't improve, it will be time for a new party. There is no reason to hurry. But the public needs a party. Let's give Labor another chance and if it doesn't work, let [the new party] arise," said Ben-Simon.