Episode Number
41
Israeli Labor party head Merav Michaeli says election success only the beginning 
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Ben Caspit speaks this week with Labor party chair Merav Michaeli, who succeeded in reviving a party on the brinks of demise. Despite gloomy public opinion polls, under her leadership the Labor party garnered seven seats in the March 23 Knesset elections. Referring to the strong correlation between the party and the foundation of the country, Michaeli says that "in order for Israel to now re-build its Zionist vision, Labor must re-fulfil its leadership role." Michaeli laments Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cynical use, as she puts it, of Israeli Arabs, noting that late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was in fact the first to leader to put investment in the Arab society and equality on the national agenda.  
Links:
Israeli Labor picks gender warrior Michaeli as its new leader (al-monitor.com) 
Israeli Labor sidelines veteran Arab activists (al-monitor.com) 
Netanyahu courts Arab voters as 'Abu Yair' (al-monitor.com) 
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