Tel Aviv mayor’s attacks seen as kickoff to national run

Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai said Tuesday that he had not yet decided whether to seek the chairmanship of the Labor Party and the premiership, but party officials said his recent attacks on Labor leader Isaac Herzog and Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat indicated otherwise.

Huldai blasted Herzog in a Channel 2 interview Tuesday night, saying that under his leadership, Labor is going down in the polls, is not acting as a fighting opposition, and is "crawling" toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.

"As a citizen and Labor member, I am worried about the decisions being made in the party," Huldai said. "I didn’t say I am running and I didn’t say I am not not running. I am considering running for leader of the Labor Party."


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