Tuesday, June 17, 2003

MK Benjamin Ben-Eliezer announced Tuesday evening
that he was withdrawing from Thursday's race for
temporary Labor Party chairman, and reiterated his
initial support for veteran MK Shimon Peres.

Looks like Shimon Peres umpteenth return to the helm of the Labor Party is now a sure thing. This guy was elected to the Knesset in the 1950s. While I was in Israel they had just discovered some ancient coins from the Bar-Kochba period - about 2,000 years ago - that had the name Shimon on them and there was a joke going around that they were trinkets from Peres' first Knesset campaign. Well, barring a return of Barak, he's probably the best they can do at the moment. Read the whole thing. Mitzna's comments are especially hilarious, the guy is the George McGovern of Israel, he just doesn't get it.


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