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    • Yonatan
    • 10.11.05 | 15:51 (IST)

    Amir Peretz is the first charismatic, grass-roots leader the Labor Party has had in decades. I don't know what will transpire until the next elections, but if he plays things right, he can draw back to the Labor Party those sectors that have been alientated from it for decades, ever since it became a bourgeois, vested-interest party. The fact that 99-year-old Yitzhak ben Aharon, the last such charismatic, grass-roots labor leader that Labor had, had intended to vote for him (but couldn't because of a technicality) speaks much in Peretz' favor.

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    First published 00:00 10.11.05 | Last updated 00:00 10.11.05
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