New Labor leader Amir Peretz, July 3rd, 2019.
(photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI/MAARIV)
Labor leader MK Amir Peretz said on Saturday that he will fight for a peace by having a Palestinian state.
"It is easier to fight for peace in Umm al-Fahm than to fight for peace in Sderot. I do not want a Palestinian state for the Palestinians, but for the Israelis," Peretz proclaimed.
Peretz also added that, "Peace can also serve the poor, because peace will bring prosperity and economy. I raise the banner of peace and the banner of social justice - they go together."
Peretz held a meeting with Hatnua Party head Tzipi Livni on Thursday morning, as "They discussed recent political developments ahead of the election and challenges Israel is facing," Peretz's spokesman said.
Peretz returned to the position of Labour chairman after holding the post from 2005 to 2006. Forty-seven percent of the voters cast ballots for Peretz, followed by 26.9% for MK Stav Shaffir and 26.3% for MK Itzik Shmuli.
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