Labor leader says he would welcome Ashkenazi in party

Former IDF chief of staff Lt.- Gen. (res.) Gabi Ashkenazi should enter politics with Labor, the party’s head and opposition leader, Isaac Herzog, said on Monday.

In his first comments since a report that Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein plans to close the criminal investigation against Ashkenazi was released, Herzog said that he would welcome him joining Labor, even though it would mean the former general challenging him for the leadership of the party.

“I would like to see anyone who enters politics, especially someone as fit as him, join Labor and help win the next election,” Herzog told Army Radio, adding that “Gabi Ashkenazi is a good man.”


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