Activists: Yacimovich too supportive of PM in Gaza conflict

Labor activists voiced opposition to party leader Shelly Yacimovich's behavior during Operation Pillar of Defense on Thursday, saying she aligned herself with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
A parody blog called "Shelly Yeminovich," a play on her last name and the Hebrew word for right-wing, featured a photoshopped picture of Yacimovich standing in an outpost with a giant knitted kippah on her head.
"Yeminovich" posted a clip of Yacimovich speaking out against a ceasefire on Channel 1 News. Another post featured an Eretz Nehederet sketch in which a comedian playing Netanyahu thanked the woman who supported him – Yacimovich.
Former Peace Now secretary-general Yariv Oppenheimer said that in a time of war, it is important to show patriotism and be careful in criticism, but still differentiate Labor's path from that of Netanyahu and the Likud in diplomatic issues.