MK Shelly Yachimovich, a candidate for Labor party leadership said,” I’m familiar with the false equation that if there were no settlements we would have a welfare state. This is disconnected from reality. There is nothing wrong with the fact that there are Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria. They were built by the Labor party with national consensus. This is a historical fact.” Yachimovich also said she would not boycott any products from Judea and Samaria.