David Levy, Likud Stalwart, Should Run for Israeli President

The former foreign minister once headed a faction of the Histadrut labor federation. He's a man of both the right and left.

The June 1981 election revealed clear signs of Israel’s ethnic rift. Shimon Peres had tomatoes thrown at him, actor Dudu Topaz called Likud members riffraff, and Menachem Begin scored brilliantly with his statement that Likud was lucky to have such riffraff at its headquarters.