Isaac Herzog shares a laugh with Natan Sharansky following Herzog’s election as chairman of the Jewish Agency at the Board of Governors meeting in Jerusalem on June 24, 2018.
(photo credit: NIR KAFRI/JAF)
Split between the 79-year-old David Ben-Gurion and the Labor Party’s old guard on which he waged war, 2,500 delegates rose to their feet in a standing ovation for a frail man carted to the stage on the wheelchair from which he now addressed the party’s 10th convention.“A great thing happened to our nation in this era, a wonderful thing that changed the course of Jewish history, and in the public’s mindset that greatness is identified with one personality,” said the mustachioed man in the wheelchair, referring to Ben-Gurion without mentioning him by name.
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