Avi Gabbay’s Labor pangs

The new opposition leader’s uniqueness lies not in his social roots, but in his corporate career and political virginity.

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October 20, 2017 04:22
Avi Gabbay, the leader of Israel's centre-left Labour party, delivers his victory speech after winni

Avi Gabbay, the leader of Israel's centre-left Labour party, delivers his victory speech after winning the Labour party primary runoff, at an event in Tel Aviv, Israel July 10, 2017.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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“I do not accept the people’s verdict,” Labor Party mandarin Yitzhak Ben-Aharon said famously on the fateful night of May 17, 1977, as exit polls indicated that Israel’s founding establishment had lost power for the first time in the history of the Jewish state.

Thrust overnight from power’s pinnacle to the political wilderness, many in the shattered Labor Party resorted to such denialism, refusing to realize how badly they had alienated broad sections of Israeli society.

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