Labor Leader Merav Michaeli Promises Israelis a Feminist Paradise, but First She Must Revive a Dying Party

On the campaign trail, Labor's Merav Michaeli rallies the party faithful but has no illusions about the huge task facing her ahead of Israel election

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Merav Michaeli is hardly the first Labor Party leader to head south to Kibbutz Nahal Oz in an effort to galvanize the base. 

Senior kibbutz members said they’ve lost count of the number of such visits over the years, and it’s hard to blame them. Heading this left-wing party is a high-turnover job: Michaeli is the ninth person to lead Labor since the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, with several even returning to do the job a second time.