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  12/3/2012, Kislev 19, 5773

Peretz Rewords Stance on Place of Peace in Platform


Former Labor party chairman Amir Peretz issued a message of conciliation toward current party leader Shelly Yechimovich, Sunday evening, after she cancelled a meeting with him over his calls for her to declare that she would not cooperate with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu or negotiate with Netanyahu on Labor participation in a ruling coalition. Peretz had also pressed Yechimovich to present her diplomatic program.

Appearing on Channel 2 Television's P'gosh et Ha'itonaut (Meet the Media), Peretz said he hoped to meet Yechimovich soon, "so we can discuss things, and I hope to convince her that peace is an electoral asset, not an electoral burden, and that there is no reason to give up the historic role of the Labor Party as the leader of the peace camp." Peretz said he agreed with Yechimovich that social justice should be the leading issue but that he would not give up on Labor's peace role.