The Labor party is definitely ready for new leadership. From what I've read Peretz could be the one to bring new blood to the party and that is a good thing for Israel and for the possibility of a solution for the Palestinians. Before you all start to bash him before he even has a chance to run, how about waiting to see what he has to say. I know that may be a novel idea for Israelis and Palestinians but you should give it a try. The same old Shimon Peres or Ariel Sharon won't be around forever you know.
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