By SHEERA CLAIRE FRENKEL
Labor Party Chairman Amir Peretz asked the Knesset on Tuesday to replace his standard-issue bulletproof Mercedes and provide him with an alternative car.
He said that a Mercedes represents a certain class, and as a "man of the people," he does not feel a part of that class.
Opposition leaders are provided with the armored Mercedes as a precautionary measure.
The Knesset said it would look into other options for Peretz.