Tapes reveal Cabel-Yacimovich deal

March 2, 2017 20:23
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Zionist Union MKs Eitan Cabel and Shelly Yacimovich made a deal to support each other to head the Labor Party and the Histradrut Labor Federation respectively, tapes of Cabel revealed on Channel 2 and 10 indicated Thursday.

"Shelly is obligated to support me for chairman of the party," Cabel said in the taped conversation with a former political ally. "This is my opportunity to achieve my dream."

Despite the broadcast of the tapes, both Cabel and Yacimovich continued to deny making a deal, as they have for weeks.

The tapes also revealed Cabel, who ran for Histadrut head five years ago admitting that the run was only intended to advance himself politically and saying bluntly: "I don't care about the Histadrut."

He called Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog "a liar and a cheater" and said he had no power in the party.

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