Labor Party leader Ehud Barak on Monday stressed he is a socialist, condemning the capitalist policies of opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu. He added that he has no intentions of leaving his luxurious high rise home, unless he is moving to the Prime Minister’s Residence.
He told faction members “The time has come to change the piggish capitalism of the beis medrash of the right-wing for our socialist policies”.
In another Labor matter, senior party officials admit that the party charter calls for primaries but they are trying to prevent them, citing the severe fiscal realities of the party, indicating it may be preferable to run in the upcoming general elections with the current party lineup.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)