Braverman quits gov't; asks Ben-Eliezer to lead temporarily

January 17, 2011 14:10


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Minister of Minority Affairs Avishay Braverman announced that he is leaving the government and called on Industry Trade and Labor Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer to lead the party temporarily, at a press conference Monday afternoon.

Braverman said he believes "everyone in this country understands that Israel needs a strong Labor movement," adding that "a party is the sum of its supporters, not five MKs who leave or eight who stay." "The main problem of Labor is that it didn't stand up for its ideals."

Finally, the Labor MK said that he had asked Ben-Eliezer to temporarily lead the party and fix its constitution, which "Barak ruined."

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