Polls are not the penultimate yardstick for actual election-results, but it can be almost assured with a great degree of certainty that Labor will garner more seats in the Knesset in next election and that Amir Peretz would be the candidate who could infuse Labor with a new spirit of its old values. Shelly Yachimovich, while very accomplished in many areas, revealed herself as not exactly being an adherent of Labor's ideology and even rationalized the existence of the settlements, while Amir Peretz steadfastly supported peace-talks throughout the years, appointed the first Arab Israeli to the post of Minister of Culture, Science and Sports in 2007 and was always a proponent of social programs to aid the underprivileged. Peretz also has ample experience in the dynamics of government interaction from his many years as minister, member of Knesset and head of the Histadrut. With Peretz at the helm Labor could rise to a new pinnacle of eminence embracing all of its time-honored values which would also attract the bulk of the hundreds of thousands of protesters who voiced their disillusion with the current government's policies in almost all areas of society.
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