Israel's Labor Party must go to work
To be an effective opposition party, Labor must offer both criticism and detailed policy alternatives that champion its social-democratic values.
Now that it's clear the Labor Party will lead the opposition, the party must make several decisions about strategy. The natural tendency is to focus on criticism of the government without offering detailed alternatives – which is what Tzipi Livni did when she headed Kadima. Such criticism may be the way to grab headlines and let off steam, but it clearly doesn't lead anywhere.