Here’s the take of Ha’aretz

Here’s the take of Ha’aretz on the Israeli Labor Party’s election of dovish Amram Mitzna as its candidate for prime minister. The article makes it plain that Mitzna faces enormous difficulties in the upcoming election against (probably) Ariel Sharon. This would have been true of any Labor Party nominee. But, from the outside, Mitzna seems even harder than his rivals to elect. Moreover, a different nominee would have been a better bet to join a unity government after defeat, as Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, the party leader defeated by Mitzna, did. According to Ha’aretz, Mitzna seems an unlikely partner in a Sharon government, although apparently he is already beginning to soften his objections to participating in such a unity government.

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