Yacimovich backs former intelligence chief for party list

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October 22, 2012 21:42

 
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Labor leader Shelly Yacimovich on Monday night presented a former security figure for the party’s list, Former OC Intelligence Brig.-Gen. Uri Sagi.

On Monday night, after months of searching for a candidate to beef up her party’s security credentials, Yacimovich announced that Sagi would be running in the party primary.

Sagi, 69, has also served as OC Southern Command and the head of Mekorot’s board of directors, and published two books, an autobiography and a description his involvement in Israeli negotiations with Syria in 1999-2000. Sagi and his wife live on a farm in Kfar Bialik, where they grow olives and press olive oil.

“Sagi joining Labor gives us significant power,” Yacimovich said. “He brings an impressive military and diplomatic background and contributed a lot to Israeli security, while still having deep social awareness.”

The former intelligence chief said he hopes to help make sure Israel is on the right path, adding that Yacimovich brought hope to Labor and will lead the country to change.

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