The Labor Party is eagerly awaiting the decision of the Supreme Court, which will hear today the petition of outgoing party chairman Minister Amir Peretz against the Tel Aviv District Court’s decision to oblige his party to hold primaries for the party leadership. However he did not withdraw the petition.
The Supreme Court’s decision may have implications for the possibility of recruiting external candidates who will seek to head the party and also for future connections within the bloc. Yesterday, the Labor Party conference approved by a large majority in a digital vote a series of regulations for the election of a new chairman and a list for the Knesset. Among other things, a clause was approved stating that “party management may allow a non-member to apply.”
Minister Amir Peretz at Maariv’s Israel Food Security Conference
Sources in the party approached former Prime Minister Ehud Barak with a proposal that he return to lead the party. Another request will be made to him today. According to them, Barak is waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision because he does not want to run in the primaries, but if a decision is brought to the party conference proposing to put him at the head of the party, he may consider it.
Peretz himself issued a statement yesterday in which he wrote: “I will not serve in the next Knesset. I will continue to work for the Israeli public out of human love and great faith in the need to bring all parts of the nation together, Personally, and that is how I intend to continue to drive. “
MK Merav Michaeli, who made the decision to hold the primaries following a petition, said in response: “Amir Peretz has many rights in the Israeli public, and I will always remember him.” However, Michaeli called on Peretz to withdraw the appeal to the Supreme Michaeli and Gil Beilin, the son of former Minister Yossi Beilin, intend to run for the position of Labor chairman. Minister Itzik Shmuli and former MK Amar Bar-Lev have not yet made a decision.
Minister Peretz’s announcement may hasten moves to unite the left. The chairman of the Israelis party, Ron Huldai, said yesterday that “after the Labor Party elects a new leadership, I will offer the new chairman to join us in order to build a valuable and strong governmental alternative together.”
And in the right-wing bloc, Danny Dayan, former chairman of the Yesha Council and Israel’s Consul General in New York, joins Gideon Saar’s new party. In a statement issued by Dayan, “I join a new hope out of a full sense of commitment to the need to change the government and form a new government headed by Gideon Saar, the only one who can lead the necessary change today.”
Meanwhile, last night, Defense and Justice Minister Bnei Gantz decided to appoint Adv. Amit Isman as Acting State Attorney. This was after the search committee determined that Isman surpassed the other candidates in his skills, but the Likud and Prime Minister Netanyahu refused to approve his appointment to the government. Ganz said he met with Isman this week and also discussed with him the issue of his abusive statements towards women. He said he was convinced that Isman sincerely regrets things and that there is nothing in them to prevent his appointment.
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