Yechimovich: I am Running for Prime Minister (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 03/31/12)
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Labor party leader MK Shelly Yechimovich has declared that she sees
herself as a candidate for prime minister in the next elections.
"The choice of Mofaz in Kadima has strengthened Labor under my
leadership as the most meaningful alternative for replacing
Netanyahu," she announced in a statement released Friday.
She continued: "I am not aware of a finger of G-d that anointed him
King of Israel, and his arrogance, his euphoria, and the sin of
hubris – will cost him dearly. He is a politician. Politics has
become unpredictable and tempestuous here. I will run against him for
the prime ministership, and we have the greatest chance of winning in
the difficult and important struggle for the character of the
"The great confrontation is over leadership of the country. That is
where Netanyahu awaits us: the man in whose era the gaps in the
country grew to frightening proportions, an extreme capitalist, who
systematically crushes the middle class in Israel."
"Only the Labor party under my stewardship provides a true and deep
ideological alternative, and the tools, the power, the support and
the ability to topple him."
´Netanyahu´s arrogance, the euphoria, and the sin of hubris will cost
him dearly in our tempestuous politics," she predicted.
Yechimovich grew up in a militant communist family and was a reporter
for the now defunct radical leftist Al HaMishmar newspaper before
joining the Voice of Israel government operated radio. As a news
editor and presenter at the Voice of Israel, she was instrumental in
bouying the pacifist "Four Mothers" press campaign that led to
Israel´s hurried withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000.
She is divorced, a mother of two and one of Israel´s most prominent
militant feminists. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/31/12)
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