Friday, August 19, 2011

Shelly's Friends

I published yesterday an excerpt from the interview MK Shelly Yechimovitz in Haaretz.

Well, Haaretz had a purpose: aiding the wiping out of a candidate:

Disagreement over settlements surface in Labor Party race

MK Shelly Yachimovich, who is running for the Labor Party leadership, drew fire from her rivals and party activists after saying she does not see the settlements as "a crime."

MK Amir Peretz, also a Labor leadership candidate, said "the settlers aren't sinners...But Labor must say clearly: The settlement project is an injustice to Israeli society, to the underprivileged neighborhoods and towns in the periphery, which are the real Zionist goal."

Leadership candidate MK Isaac Herzog said on Israel Radio: "Yachimovich's position is not part of Labor's world view...Businessman Erel Margalit, another candidate, said by "aligning herself with the settlements she has betrayed the party's ideology."

Nice friends you have, Shelly.


Young Labor activists yesterday launched a protest campaign against Yachimovich's statements. Peace Now secretary general Yariv Oppenheimer said that to advance social issues, Yachimovich was supporting the settlements and cooperating with extreme rightist parties.

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