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        9/14/2008, Elul 14, 5768

      Mofaz Hires New Strategists at Last Minute

      Transport Minister Shaul Mofaz hired a well-known team of political and media strategists, Moti Morel and Ronen Tzur, to direct his campaign for leadership of Kadima just three days before the primary vote. The duo's authority within the campaign will now supersede that of his existing advisor, Arthur Finkelstein, who advised Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu in past campaigns.

      Analysts said that the last-minute move can be seen as a sign that the Mofaz camp is feeling pressure.