What Labor Party needs is an electable general
Arik Henig
Published: 16.05.15, 09:18
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1. Rabin and Barak were disasters for Israel-and they want to
ab   (05.16.15)
bring new ones ? Askenazi was pushing for giving Golan to Assad-and the author hails him... Seems only those wishing Israel's demise wish Labour in power
2. Generals discredited Labor, Kadima
Shalom ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (05.16.15)
The Israeli Left has never recovered from the discredit caused by the consequences of the Oslo Accords, sponsored by Rabin. Barak's running away from South Lebanon provoked the Second Intifadaand enabled Hizbullah to point 100,000 missiles at Israel. After Sharon's withdrawal from Gaza resulted in three wars with Hamas, his Kadima party vanished. So no more generals as PM, please. For Labor to regain the confidence of the electorate, it needs a leader who recognizes that Oslo was a mistake.
3. Labor is only electable with a general at the helm...
Alexander ,   Ramat Gan, Israel   (05.16.15)
...because its policies are such an obvious security disaster that only someone with impeccable security credentials in his past stands a snowball's chance in hell of convincing the public that they're going to work. The Right, on the other hand, is and has always been electable without a general at the helm. I wonder why that is.
4. photo: who is the guy near Herzog?
Sue   (05.16.15)
5. what Labor needs...
Jake ,   Jerusalem   (05.16.15)
Labor needs to wake up and smell the coffee. It is time to realize that we lowly Israeli people are not interested in Livni nor Hertzhog. We have a decent economy but we need security, not a looney general who wants to give land for piece and cause more terror bases.
6. Israel needs Labor to disappear!
Chaim ,   Israel   (05.16.15)
The best thing Labor could do for Israel is to disappear. Under leaders like Golda Meir, Labor played a constructive role in building Israel. But that was long ago. Today's Labor would condemn its earlier leaders as "racist". Labor has been as insane as Meretz for four decades. There is no cure. Israel needs Labor to go.
7. Israel's Labor needs to find another country!Sweden perhaps?
8. Labor needs a Mizrachi leader.
Ruben ,   Jerusalem, israel   (05.17.15)
Let's face it, Bibi's voter base are primarily uneducated Mizrachim who clearly don't understand the policies the right is putting forward and are just voting based on emotion.
9. There may be some sense in that
Big Al ,   Zichron, Israel   (05.17.15)
Kahlon espouses basic socialist values. He got mixed up with the wrong people,
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