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Mifleget ha-Avodah ha-Yi sre elit, Avodah

Party name: Israel Labour Party
Country: Israel
Acronym: Avoda
Type: Observer
Party leader: Isaac Herzog
Last general elections date: 17/03/2015
Last general elections results: 18.67%

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PES and Israel Avoda news

Last week the PES Deputy Secretary General Yonnec Polet met up with Hilik Bar, Member of Knesset of the Israeli Labor party responsible for international affairs. The Labor party is gearing up towards elections on the 17th March. Polls are predicting a tight race between Labor and Likud, the party of incumbent Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.


Meeting at the Party of European Socialists (PES) headquarters in Brussels, PES Secretary General Achim Post and the leader of the Israeli Labor Party Shelly Yachimovichdiscussed the social dimension of the crisis in both Israel and Europe. The meeting came as the Israeli Government announced snap General elections ‘as soon as possible’.


Amir Peretz

The Israeli election results - with exit polls giving Kadima a lower than expected 29 seats and Labour an excellent 19 seats - makes the Labour Party a natural coalition Government member commented the President of the Party of European Socialists, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen. "This result should propel the Israeli Labour Party into Government" said Rasmussen. "For the sake of Israeli society, the new Government must put the concerns of the Labour Party about economic justice and social cohesion high on their agenda."


Mr. Amir PERETZ
Chairman of the Labor Party of Israel

Brussels, 16 November 2005

Dear Amir,
Dear Mr Chairman,

On behalf of the Party of European Socialists, I would like to warmly congratulate you for your election as Chairman of the Labor Party and to send you my best wishes for your new role. Your election is of enormous importance for the future of Israel and the future of the region.


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