Peretz: Run for Labor leader likely

MK Amir Peretz is leaning toward running for leader of the Labor Party if a compromise can be reached on a spring 2017 date for the race, Peretz said Monday in an interview with The Jerusalem Post.

Peretz led Labor from November 2005, when he defeated Shimon Peres, to June 2007, when he lost to Ehud Barak. He later left Labor for Tzipi Livni’s Hatnua, but he returned last year. Labor secretary-general Hilik Bar has been trying to reach a compromise on a date for the race between MK Shelly Yacimovich, who wants it to be held at the end of 2016, and current party chairman Isaac Herzog, who is insisting on it only being held at the end of 2017.


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