Chairwoman Shelly Yechimovich of the Labor party said, Friday, that the candidates elected in Thursday's Knesset primaries were "nothing short of amazing" and beyond her wildest dreams. She said the list comprised, "tremendous experience with freshness, long years of implementation and achievements alongside young hopeful leaders."
Yechimovich said Thursday witnessed two failures for the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. One was the "unparalleled defeat" in the United Nations vote to give the Palestinian Authority state status. The other was the release of a report that said poverty was on the rise among working-class families. She said the campaign she would launch, next week, "will be and entirely economic program for the advancement of the State of Israel, a detailed plan, in-depth, without slogans, to return Israel to being a good state, strong, with solidarity and responsibility toward its citizens."