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        2/24/2013, Adar 14, 5773

      Colette Avital is New VP of Socialist International


      Former Labor MK Colette Avital has been named the vice-president of Socialist International, an association of socialist and labor parties from around the world. Avital was unanimously elected in a vote in Lisbon.

      Israel has occasionally used its presence in Socialist International to promote matters involving states with which it does not have official contact.