Yacimovich's Sin of Arrogance Ends in Herzog Knockout

Newly elected Labor Party leader's test will be whether he can lift the party’s parliamentary representation past the 20-seat benchmark and if he can sustain that figure over an extended period.

Even Isaac Herzog did not anticipate such a landslide victory. His keen political instincts enabled him to identify the strong resentment of Shelly Yacimovich within the Labor Party. He was able to detect the erosion of support for her as well as the bitter disappointment with her views, her conduct and her personality.