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In Israel’s Labor Party, everybody fights everybody

Leadership battles time and time again within Israel’s Labor Party are tearing it apart.
Isaac Herzog, walks inside the hospital where former Israeli President Shimon Peres has been cared for, amid media reports that his condition had deteriorated and he was close to death, since suffering a stoke on September 13, in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, Israel September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner - RTSPPZ7
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On the night of March 5, Chairman of the Labor Party and Knesset member Isaac Herzog flew to Moscow for a diplomatic visit, leaving behind him a party in chaos — in the throes of an all-out war.

Herzog’s leadership rivals — Knesset members Shelly Yachimovich and Eitan Cabel — are currently struggling to handle the media exposure of their own lies about the existence of a political deal between them in which Cabel would help Yachimovich run to head the Histadrut (the general labor union) and Yachimovich would help Cabel run to head Labor. And so, Herzog could enjoy a little political quiet after long months of humiliation and attacks from within his own party.

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