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Israeli Labor Party leader Shelly Yachimovich ousted in primary
Israeli Labor Party leader Shelly Yachimovich ousted in primary

JERUSALEM -- A sleepy party primary campaign ended with a bang Friday when Labor chair Shelly Yachimovich lost the leadership of the party and with it the opposition in parliament. The party elected in her place Isaac Herzog, 53, an experienced politician who is also something of a political blueblood: the son of former President Chaim Herzog and grandson of a pre-statehood chief rabbi. Herzog's victory speech Friday made clear his aim to unite the party's dueling agendas and camps in hopes of better challenging the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "We will return the peace flag and the socioeconomic flag for a just country," he said. ...

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