"And somebody representing this Ashkenazic background is elected because of this and regardless of what past he has got and what he has to offer." "I would strongly prefer Ami Ayalon, but unfortunately he is of Moroccan ancestry and therefore will not be elected chairman of the party. Is Labour still such a racist party or do the members just want the very opposite of Peretz this time?" Ok, it sounded from those quotes that you didn't know that Peretz was Moroccan. Sorry for attacking you. Maybe I'm still just misreading them. If Peretz can get in, then so can Ayalon. There aren't so many good leaders left in Labor in any case.
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