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The Israeli Labor Party's mysterious new leader

Despite the popularity that got him elected, Labor's new chair, Avi Gabbay, is an enigma in Tel Aviv.
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The first meetings of the new chairman of the Labor Party, Avi Gabbay, left staffers perplexed. The new boss wasted no time on pleasantries. The meetings were “cold and businesslike,” according to one of the participants. 

“Gabbay got straight to the point and made clear that he expects a minimum of disruptions from us, because his goal is to double the number of party members to a 100,000 and get 30 seats for Labor. Obviously we also want to see him succeed, but the way he behaved with us, as though running a business and not a party, is foreign to us,” Al-Monitor learned from a second participant who like everyone else asked to remain anonymous. 

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