Labor MK Eitan Cabel asked former party leader Amram Mitzna not to run for in the upcoming party leadership contest, Army Radio reported on Thursday, despite recent reports that Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer had sought him out to convince him to join the primaries race.
“We have switched leaders so many times and it has never worked, so it doesn’t matter who leads this crazy party anymore,” MK Eitan Cabel said. “I would tell Mitzna: You were already burned once in that job, and next time, the fire can hurt even more.”
Defense Minister and Party chairman Ehud Barak was said to have asked Mitzna to run as contender for Labor's top slot, according Army Radio. However, Barak confident Weitzman Shiri refused to confirm or deny the rumors to Army Radio.