Shelly Is Still the Queen of the Kibbutz

The Labor Party leader was the target of much criticism by kibbutz members during the campaign, but on Election Day she got a warm welcome at Givat Brenner.

The kibbutzniks at Givat Brenner were surprised by the unexpected visit. A bit after noon, Labor Party chair Shelly Yacimovich stepped out of the air-conditioned van and headed in the direction of the polling stations. Yacimovich did a tour on a golf cart-inspired vehicle ubiquitous on the kibbutz, had her picture taken with kibbutz children and galvanized the thrilled residents to go and vote.