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Not Just a Mensch: Herzog Is the Right Person at the Right Time

A clear majority decided that Miriam Peretz should not represent Israel abroad or at home. Herzog will work in harmony with a Lapid-Bennett coalition. If Netanyahu holds on, Herzog's role will be critical

Yossi Verter
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A clear majority of 87 Knesset members – the largest in the history of Israel’s presidential elections – did not come about just because of the candidate’s political skill. Not just because of his likability, pleasantness or his being a “mensch.” Not even because he is opening up a prestigious job at the Jewish Agency. Such a victory was possible because the Knesset members, with all their bad reputation, recognized that Isaac Herzog is the right person in the right place at the right time.

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